I just bought a ThinkCenter M93p for work.
Here's how I did it:
# Substitute with your choice in bittorrent clientwget http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/14.04/release/ubuntustudio-14.04-dvd-amd64.iso.torrent \-O ubuntu64livedvd.torrent && \transmission-cli ubuntu64livedvd.torrent
╔ǁ * ǁ 03:50 PM Fri Jul 11 ǁ 0 ǁ max@test ǁ ~ ǁ 30 files, 5.0M ǁ═╗╚═» sudo fdisk -lDisk /dev/sdc: 7803 MB, 7803174912 bytes255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 948 cylinders, total 15240576 sectorsUnits = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytesSector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytesI/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytesDisk identifier: 0x7da64d7d Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System/dev/sdc1 * 0 483327 241664 0 Empty/dev/sdc2 3852 4683 416 ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdc1'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.# notice I'm writing at the device level using of=╔ǁ * ǁ 03:50 PM Fri Jul 11 ǁ 0 ǁ max@test ǁ ~ ǁ 30 files, 5.0M ǁ═╗╚═» sudo dd if=$LIVEDISKISO of=/dev/sdc bs=4M
Now you can go ahead a Image of the entire disk. You might want to
consider white washing your disk so you can save in compression by
zeroing out the empty space on the disk and save it offline, full
# If you don't understand this in the instructions then, skip this step. You're making sure there's zeros the empty space of the device. mkdir image_sourcesudo mount /dev/sda1 image_sourcedd if=/dev/zero of=image_source/wash.tmp bs=4Mrm image_source/wash.tmpsudo umount image_source# Where sda is the name of the device, and 1 is the partition number. # Adjust accordingly for your system if you want to image a different device or partition.
sudo dd if=/dev/sda | pv | gzip -c > /my/sshfs/path