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  1. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    I want to transfer my entire RAID0 setup onto one HDD how do I do this and make it boot from said drive? :respect:
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    If you use a linux/unix livecd, you could use dd to copy the entire drive, including the partition table, to another drive. On an Ubuntu livecd it would be something like this if the RAID-0 is sda and the other drive is sdb.

    Code:
    sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=1m
    You can only really do this if the drive you're putting it onto is the same or larger size. If it's a bigger drive and you want to use all of the space, once Windows boots you will need to use disk management to resize your partition to the size of the drive.
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    FYI for those who don't know the "if" stands for "input file" and the "of" is "output file".

    Command makes more sense if you know that detail. :) Everything, even devices, in 'nix is a "file".
     
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    +1: Yup, and in this case it is a block device.
     

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