Lifebook 780Tx and dd
- From: Norman Elliott <nelliott@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 15:39:44 +0100
I have a Fuujitsu lifebook780Tx which has win98 on it at the moment.
I would like to put Linux on it as dual boot with windows.
I would also like to put a wireless card in it so I can connect it to my main Pc.
This Pc triple boots Mandriva/Suse/Slackware. It has an ethernet card in it and connects to the internet through an adsl modem/router.
I believe I should be able to put a wireless PCI card in it and thus enable connection of the lifebook to the internet.
I also want to run remote X sessions from this Pc to the lifebook so all it has to do is display X apps, so harnessing the power of my main Pc which has 1Gig Ram and a Sempron 3000+ processor.
I bought the Lifebook cheap and it came without CD's. It just had win 98 on it. The Fujitsu website does provide drivers but these are for win95.
I wish to do everything in stages.
Stage 1 back up the LB ( lifebook )
The LB has a 3.1Gig Hard disc Control Panel reports it as a ST310211A. I have a usb 10Gig disc with 3 fat32 partitions on it.
What I propose is to boot the LB with DSL and use dd to copy the h/disc to the usb disc.
Problem - I don't know the correct parameters for dd to make sure I copy all of the disc.
I know it is dd if=?????( don't know of=???? (maybe /dev/hde1/lbimage)
I believe that this- with the correct syntax would give me a file which I could use to restore the LB if everything fails.
Can anyone give me the syntax please?
After I have this done I would use some partitioning software to shrink the windows partition. ( I have already run scandisc ans defragged it ).
Anyone have any recommendations. parted ranish etc?
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