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MSC-Tools

MSC-Tools is a suite of tools for working with Mass Storage Class devices.

Installation

MSC-Tools executables can be run from any location, however there are some (possibly unique) dependencies:

pyudev

Python bindings to libudev - used for manipulating udev device information.

home: http://packages.python.org/pyudev/

If pyudev (possibly python-pyudev) is not available with your distribution then it can potentially be installed using easy_install. Please consult the --help output of easy_install or possibly the easy_install web page documentation for usage information.

partimage

Partition imaging tool - used for the core work of saving MSC partitions and cloning them.

home: http://www.partimage.org

A partimage package is available pre-package with most current Linux distributions.

mdadm

Linux RAID management tool - used for concurrently cloning many MSC devices.

home: http://neil.brown.name/blog/mdadm

A mdadm package is available pre-package with most current Linux distributions.

sdparm

SCSI device frobber - interacts with MSC devices which are configured as SCSI block devices by Linux.

home: http://sg.danny.cz/sg/sdparm.html

A sdparm package is available pre-package with most current Linux distributions.

parted

GNU parted disk partition resizing program and support utilities.

home: http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/

A parted package is available pre-package with most current Linux distributions.