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      02-21-2012, 03:44 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by 877 View Post
Thats a bummer! You can get activation codes around 60 / $90 I believe but still not as good as free..

Getting my car next week so gonna rip the drive then, I am using Ubuntu Live booting from a flash drive, and want to back the image up to my USB hard drive. Newbie to linux, wondering would this work:

dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb/idrivehdd.img

assuming sda is the BMW HDD and sdb is the USB hard drive.

Or would I be better off with using HDclone?

yes that should work, but remember that they don't call it DD "destroy disk" for no reason. HDClone is a lot safer!

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