Week 5 Homework - of Symantec's Ghost which incorporates a...

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Bill Frino CMIS 335P Case Project 4-3 Page 147 Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Disk cloning is the process of copying the contents of one computer hard disk to another disk or to an "image" file. Often, the contents of the first disk are written to an image file as an intermediate step, and the second disk is loaded with the contents of the image. Microsoft's solution to this is Sysprep, a utility which runs hardware detection scans and sets the SID and computer name freshly when the machine boots. Microsoft recommends that Sysprep be set up on all machines before cloning, rather than allow third party programs to configure them. Linux systems simply require the necessary kernel modules to be available (or compiled directly into the kernel), in order to support new hardware when the machine boots. However there are ways to help make images for cloning with Windows more portable. One such example would be a product called Universal Imaging Utility from Binary Research (original developers
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Unformatted text preview: of Symantec's Ghost) which incorporates a large number of hardware device drivers into the Sysprep routine. Question #15 Page #142 I could not find much to answer this question. I am personally not familiar with Linux so I don’t have any experience I can write about for this answer. The Linux OS has many features that are applicable to computer forensics, especially data acquisitions. One unique feature is that Linux can access a drive that isn’t mounted. Physical access for the purpose of reading data can be done on a connected media device, such as a disk drive, USB drive, or other storage device. In Windows and newer Linux kernels, when you connect a drive via USB, FireWire, external SATA, or even internal PATA or SATA controllers, both OS’s automatically mount and access the drive....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2011 for the course COMPUTER S 101 taught by Professor Xxx during the Spring '11 term at Holy Family University.

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