dd = run 'dd' application
if = input file (discimg.dd)
of = output file (hard drive mounted as 'k')
bs = block size (64x512)
Drive 'k' is the Win32 exported USB drive I want to dump the image to. I have tried several things (as specified by 'dd --list'):
3) a Win32 native HDD (not USB)
4) no partition
5) partitioned but not mounted
6) partition formatted with NTFS but not mounted
7) partition formatted with NTFS and mounted
With each of the configurations above, the application runs, apparently successfully ... in that I receive a '2441406+1 records in \n 2441406+1 records out' notification at the end of the 1-hour process.
Unfortunately, at the end of the process, after viewing the 'records in/out' success notification ... the target drive remains completely empty. No partitioning, no formatting, no data ... no nothing. Just as I had it prior to the attempts.
I've used the unusual '--progress' dd option, and seen the bits being written (supposedly), but still no joy.
Does anyone have any thoughts on what might be happening? Is there a better way to restore a dd image to a USB HDD under Windows?
I really need to restore this image. Thanks in advance for any musings.