I was considering doing something like that to create a full backup boot, but I have since decided there’s an easier way…
an IDE to PCM-CIA adapter and an 8gb card.
Though there would be some merit to using a 6Gb or 8gb microdrive
The adapter is what? $3-4 shipped and a microdrive is ~$20
Going PCM-CIA also avoids another pitffall, the limitation of FAT16 formatting.
Newer bigger PCM-CIA cards can be formatted FAT32 or NTSF, though most
professional cameras that use PCM-CIA memory have “issues” with cards
using formatting other than FAT16, the opposite is the case with most computers.
and in that I think is where your interfering demon is hiding…
Flash is typically formatted FAT16 and I’ve had problems making
images of one hard drive to another when BOTH the source drive
and the destination drive are not using the same formatting.