Please mail me a gun so I can shoot myself. Also, please promote use of the gun in your documentation but don't explain it's proper use. Also, when someone asks about proper use of the gun, please inform them they are on their own.
See how frickin' stupid that sounds? Notice any parallels to your statement(s) above? I'm not trying to be mean, I'm trying to point out some easily-resolvable issues with mentioning RawDisk in the Wiki. It only has 3 or 4 command-line options, so it can't be too easy to screw up.
Read, write, disk enumeration... What's not to understand about that?
If there's something that may (even theoretically) need to be done following such a cloning process, such as change a disk label or something, then clue me in. I'm assuming this CAN work, since it's on the Wiki. I'm looking for those who can help explain what needs to happen to make it work.
So, please don't reply to me if you:
1) Think I'm stupid
2) Don't have a solution or any thoughts that might begin to point me in the direction of a solution
3) Want to respond saying how busy you are
4) Can't definitively say "this will never work"
Cause guess what? None of those help anyone. If you don't have a solution, don't waste your time replying to me. Please ignore me. I don't want to spoil any more dev time than this thread has already done.