connect cf card as second harddrive,
(assuming your cf card has at least equal or bigger size, else:.
if you defrag harddisk before you can copy only used space and repair fs later with scandisk/chkdsk.. For example, if you copy 2Gb HDD with only 200Mb used to 512Mb CF)
boot tomstrtb on your Retro Computer. (At least 4 megs required for tomstrtb)
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/contrib/ … mages/tomsrtbt/
login as root,
dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb bs=2048
where hda is Harddrive and hdb is CF Drive.
wait until finished.
connect CF Card as Primary Drive, boot from DOS Floppy
enter a:fdisk /mbr
Reboot from CF.
If you have no Secondary Port:
You can mount network fs in tomstrtb and write your image to network location.
Then insert target drive and write from your network location.
Its possible todo network over simple Nullmodem Cable if no network card is avaible.
There is also DOS Software doing full backups over Nullmodem.
This will work with DOSBox.
For Example you can run FastLynx or Laplink on DOSBox and copy it over Nullmodem Cable + USB Adapter to your Notebook.
This only requires mode.com on the laptop and a serial port.
Then you can start moving Files around, eg. copy whole harddrive over serial or parallel link.
when you`re done, you just use sys a: c: on your boot floppy to transfer dos boot files to the cf and make it bootable.
You can look here, i once wrote a Step by Step Guide but its German, maybe use google translate should help you.
You dont need language to understand the pictures.
Hopefully my spelling isnt that wrong
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