[CentOS] disk cloning ?

Mon Nov 11 10:49:32 UTC 2013
Arun Khan <knura9 at gmail.com>

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 3:14 PM, hadi motamedi <motamedi24 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear All
> I needed to clone my disk to another hard drive . I did it as the following :
> #dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sdc
> But after a while, the procedure ended with the "writing to /dev/sdc
> input/output error" message.

Is /dev/sdc >= /dev/sdb?

Also, input/output error is an indication of a hardware problem (disk
controller on the board, cable, or the disk).

> Can you please let me know how can I overcome this as the fdisk now returns as "
> #fdisk /dev/sdc
> "I do not know how to handle files with mode 81a4
> must set cylinders"

What does 'parted --list' display?

> What can I do at know ?

Post the answers for above.

-- Arun Khan