Questions tagged [disk-image]

A disk image is a complete duplicate of a disk (or other storage media), in the form of a file.

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Is it safe to interrupt when “fallocate --dig-holes” is running?

I use fallocate --dig-holes on very large disk images to make it sparse in-place. I'm worried that this operation may not be atomic. My questions are, Is my data guaranteed to be safe (holes are ...
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Open source disk clone tool (similar to foxclone)? [closed]

I have found that Foxclone is a very easy to use bootable image (it seems to be a lightweight Ubuntu 18.04 environment) which facilitates disk imaging needs. What it uses is pigz under the hood which ...
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When change Windows default Icons functions get deactivated

Hey I have changed some icons in the Imageres.dll.mun file. Now some functions are gone can someone explain me why? DO the default Icons contain code? Here one Example. Here is no bar anymore that ...
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Is there windows a utility that can write/read/create and manage image files like IMG, ISO, etc? [closed]

I am wondering if there is a utility for windows that can write/read/create and manage image files? E.G. Trying to write a custom bootsector for a floppy img file Thanks in advance! EDIT: PowerISO is ...
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Acronis: Should recovery partitions be added during backup / restore?

I use Acronis True Image for many years and generally include the recovery partitions of primary disk (C:) to the backup file and select these partitions while restore. However, I am not sure if I am ...
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How can I boot an OS, which only comes in floppy disk images, on a computer with only an SD card slot?

Particularly I'm talking about the FSD Amoeba OS. It comes as a set of 3 1/2" floppy disk images, but as today's systems don't feature floppy drives any more (in my case, I only have an SD card ...
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I have a .dd file stored inside a zip folder, how do I view its contents?

I have a .dd file stored inside a zip folder, how do I view its contents? I have tried many options, among which is the systools disk image viewer. Most of the tools I've tried once downloaded ask for ...
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Rejoin to Domain after Re-imaging (without rebooting twice)?

After reimaging a machine to replace failed hardware, I've found that often the device cannot connect back to the domain immediately. To fix this, I modify the computer settings to make it join a ...
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Boot Windows 10 on a machine without UEFI after images were created from MBR and restored on GPT partition table in Linux

A 500 GB HDD that started giving signs of obsolescence had multiple partitions, including Linux Mint and Windows 10. This is on a BIOS laptop (non-UEFI). That HDD had MBR partition table. Because of ...
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How does a disk image work? Why does Windows fail to mount an image?

I'm having trouble mounting an image file in Windows 10 and I would like to know if my understanding of a disk image is correct. I hope this isn't a silly question and if there is some flaw in my ...
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How to resize the filesystem of a non-partitioned raw image? (virt-resize doesn't do it)

I have a Busybox raw image; its layout is: # Name Type VFS Label MBR Size Parent # /dev/sda filesystem ext4 - - 100M - # /dev/sda device - - - 100M When ...
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Temporarily disable Time Machine backups to a specific disk

I have Time Machine configured to back up to a disk image. (Actually I have multiple backup disks configured.) I want to verify the backups using tmutil verifychecksums, and I don't want Time Machine ...
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Extract files from disk raw image

I have two raw images of some old IDE HDD (one made without of any data correction and second made with). Trying to mount the images to the system by various methods do not work properly. I use ...
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Can drive clone software copy the Volume Serial Number (Volume ID)?

On Windows, running vol id c: shows something like 4D12-7GG8. Is this Volume Serial Number copied when using disk cloning software such as CloneZilla or Acronis True Image?
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How to mirror an NVME SSD onto another?

I'm not sure what the technical terms are for this, but I'm having the following problem: The internal SSD of my laptop died and set itself to readonly. It has all the recovery partitions and all that ...
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Mounting a weird CD image

I have a CD image from an old game that I would like to mount in a virtual drive using software like Virtual CloneDrive, Daemon Tools etc. The disc is a mixed mode CD, so it has 1 data track and ...
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Hard Disk Upgrade [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my laptop hard disk but take an image of my current drive and make the new one exactly the same and bootable so that basically I just have a bigger hard disk. Can this be done - an ...
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Option to choose to reinstall image on reboot on a windows laptop

I want to do a fresh install of my laptops which I use for my work. I want to make a good image from the fresh install and when the computers starts I want two bootup options: Start Windows Reinstall ...
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Bad sectors on brand new NVMe SSD's

At work I have roughly 50 brand new Dell Optiplex 7070's with LiteOn SSD's that were loaded with a custom Windows 10 image using Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5. A few weeks after imaging, ~30 of these PC's ...
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How to flash/write image to SD-Card using windows 10 command line?

I have a raw disk image .img file with multiple partitions (linux dd compatible) and want to flash it to a SD-Card. This should not require user interaction and not display a GUI (but some console ...
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How can I make an EXT4 ISO either from a bootable drive or from ISO9660?

I really need to be able to do at least one of two things: Convert an ISO file which is in the ISO9660 format to an ISO that uses the EXT4 format. Transform a bootable drive which is in EXT4 into an ...
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MacOS: Create a raw (dd) Image of an APFS volume

I have a .sparsebundle and I would like to convert it to something that can be used outside of the apple bubble. APFS/HFS is supported by a bunch of tools, but sadly the image formats are not from ...
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How to resize the disk image of my WSL2 distro?

It seems that WSL stores the filesystem data in a vhdx file. Ubuntu sees this as a 250GB disk, which is a bit much for my purposes. I want to resize this to a 30GB disk or so, to save disk space on ...
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Veracrypt message “write protected volume”

I created a hidden volume in Veracrypt. I didn't select the option for my volume to be write-protected but when I try to copy files to the volume, I get a message "saying this disk is write-...
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Download VPS content

i own a VPS and would like to download the contents of the hard disk with the linux so i could just put it on a local server. My server hoster does not allow me to directly download a image and I can'...
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Clone Folders with Same Cloning technology as actual cloning software. Windows 10 Copy does not work for me

Win 10 Pro - one a Solid state drive I have this 300gig folder called "all MicroSds" When I try to copy this folder it is impossible with cut and paste and it fails both on a move and on a ...
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Win32DiskImager fails to launch

I downloaded Win32DiskImager from SourceForge, as was recommended in some Linux installation instruction (coming from Windows). The installer runs successfully and the program is installed into C:\...
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How to run testdisk on a partition image (not the whole disk image)

I did accidentally override the first part of a partition. Please note, the GPT partition table is completely intact. No damage done there. That partition was as large as possible. Since I only have ...
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Safe to image disk from host OS (Windows 10) while it is running?

I need to create a disk image of a non-virtualized Windows 10 GPT partition (C drive) using Macrium Reflect. Is it better/safer/more reliable to image the disk from USB boot media (WinPE or WinRE) ...
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How to trim a disk image? [duplicate]

I have a copy of my RPi's SD card made with dd if=/dev/mmblk0 of=backup.img. This creates a 32GB file. Only about 6GB of it is actually used, the rest is just data from deleted files. How would I ...
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How can I write the disk-image of a Linux computer with the “dd” command to another computer connected with a LAN cable?

I have a computer with Linux (A) and another computer with a formatted hard disk(B). If I connect two computers with LAN cable, how can I write the disk-image of computer A to computer B using the dd ...
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Create disk image of runing virtual Windows 2019 then import and run it on another VMware Workstation

I am trying to create disk image of runing virtual Windows 2019. I don't have access to actual VMware Workstation. I only have a remote access to Windows. After exporting the image I need to import ...
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How to create sparse, bootable Linux backup images?

I've set up a new Linux workstation and would like to create a backup image in order to save time in case something breaks. This is the situation: Workstation: 512 GB SSD, 12 GB used, ext4 file ...
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How to check OS image root directory permissions without booting it?

I recently recognised that the root directory of an (ext4) partition actually has UNIX permissions stored, although when mounting a partition from within a running OS it is not visible since its ...
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Clone Windows 8 to Windows 10 - don't want 8 OS

I work from home & have many programs/apps on Computer A (OS Windows 8). Have new Computer B (OS Windows 10) with more storage and better processor. I will have to use Windows 10 for a new ...
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Create flashable disk image of Linux distro for Android device

I want to install Arch Linux ARM on an APPC 22EL. While there are ARMv7 images available as tar.gz archives, I need to somehow flash the stuff to the device using fastboot. How can I create a ...
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Restore Sector-Based Image (FFU) on targets containing Bad-Sectors

I have captured a Full-Flash-Update image using DISM from a source drive. Consider the following conditions for the target drive: It is a NAND-Flash-based storage It has equal or more healthy sectors ...
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Does a disk image include applications and can it be restored as a system image?

I am planning to install a Linux installation on my Windows 10 computer and to have it run side-by-side along Windows. In case something goes wrong I want to create a disk image, as far as I know ...
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win10 + softwares in a disk image for all hardwares

3 relatives of mine need a fresh install of windows, I want to make a disk image containing win10 + notfree softwares such as office19 and adobe2020 suites assuming : they are already activated on ...
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Linux mount disk image, cannot access some directories

I have a raw disk image, which I am trying to mount to get some backup data from. fdisk -lu disk.img shows me, the following: Disk disk.img: 931,53 GiB, 1000204926976 bytes, 1953525248 sectors ...
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How useable would a dd image be were it to be aborted mid-way creation on TestDisk?

I have a half-dead 1TB WD mechanical hard drive, which I am trying to recover files from using TestDisk. It used to host Windows 10 and before crashing wasn't filled over half-way, so I decided to ...
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Is it possible to reimage windows and keep all installed programs, but no users profile?

Is it possible to reimage windows 10 as new and keep all current installed apps? Expected Result: When the new image deployed to the machine and user bootup, it ask user to create account. Once ...
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Finding image file of mounted ISO

When I mount an ISO file like C:\temp\demo.iso by double clicking it on Windows 10 and/or Windows Server (or Mount-DiskImage powershell command) I can see the new disk (in this case it returned a new ...
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Do you need to have sufficient space on a hard drive to mount a disk image (backup)?

So I just backed up two drives onto a single backup drive. I used AOMEI's Backupper. I backed up a 1tb drive (basically fully filled) no problem, and could mount the image and explore it's files. I ...
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Create a hybrid .iso directly from a Mac/PC hybrid CD?

I have several dozen hybrid Mac/PC CDs and would like to create .iso images of them. The Mac partitions are HFS and HFS+, the PC partitions are ISO9660. Currently, I copy the Mac content after ...
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Shrink MacOS guest (vmdk file)

Is there a simple way to maintain a MacOS VM? I setup a VM with growing disk, which had original just 8GB. How I have a 45GB monster drive with a low real usage. I had to install a 8GB ziped package ...
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Create smallest possible FreeBSD drive image

greetings from Rotterdam in the Netherlands. I have a challenge. I need to distribute drive images for installation on typical hardware. The development box has a 120Gb SSD. Installed is FreeBSD 11.2-...
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Can a Clonezilla image be edited?

I have generated a Clonezilla image file of three partitions, but now would like to delete one file from a partition of that image. Is it practical to talk about doing so, in Linux or Windows? https:/...
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Migrate an offline Windows installation to another drive, copying only once, using only Microsoft tools

As a SysAdmin I occasionally backup and duplicate Windows installations. My current approach is creating a WIM using DISM /Capture-Image or ImageX /capture, then applying the image to a new volume. ...
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Mount Android 10 dd image of /sda internal memory

Made an image of whole /dev/sda (with all partitions) via dd from adb shell from TWRP for further forensics and deleted file recovery. Can't mount disk image. Also tried to mount a small partition (...

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