First post, by serialShinobi
Hello. I am wondering about using the dd command from early Debian and the file utilities package.
My goal is to make a bootable debian live CF card. If that happens I'll likely configure networking and configure the package manager.
Then locate the package containing the dd command. I read some documentation mentioning dd was in a component called file utilities in the early editions of debian live.
Does anyone have experience with disk imaging with a live Linux distro using old versions from the 90s?
I want to dd a CF card that itself is an image of a DOS 6.22 instance. The image of DOS is raw written from virtualboxmanage internalcommands.
DD was born with ability to raw write. It should work well because it is also available as early as the first days of Linux.
My goal is mostly an experiment to see how well imaging can install an operating system.
Also to see if the virtual machine's data stays in tact while archived.
Have plans to try using a DOS based hard disk editor to examine bytes and verify.
But is there a DOS or Linux byte comparator command? Maybe a command that uses a mathematical inequality statement to see if bytes are not equal?
Can anyone suggest how to get started with setting up repos in debian live and how to search for this file utilities package I will need?