Skip navigation

I’ve been looking for a way to find out how far the duplication of an image onto an SD card for my new Raspberry Pi has got…unfortunately DD doesn’t natively give you any idea of progress – therefore there’s no obvious way of checking whether the process has hung…

Fortunately it is possible to see how things are progressing by using the following:

#watch -n 10 killall -USR1 dd

This will display a status update every 10 seconds. Note that for BSD’s you should be able to replace USR1 with INFO (but I’ve not tested this, so feedback welcome :))

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *