Get some AIR

AIR (Automated Image and Restore) is a GUI front-end to dd and dcfldd designed for easily creating forensic bit images. Or, a nice way to let the guys at work who like GUIs make Debian boot install floppies (don’t ask) easily. Ubuntu 7.10 doesn’t have a package for AIR, but AIR does have an installer.

sudo aptitude install perl-tk sharutils dcfldd netcat cryptcat
wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/air-imager/air-1.2.8.tar.gz?download
tar zxvf air-1.2.8.tar.gz
cd air-1.2.8/
sudo ./install-air-1.2.8

At this point the installer thingy will kick off, follow the prompts. I have found that ‘air’ needs to run as root, but won’t run if the executable is setuid. So use…

sudo air

…to run it.

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