Re: Moving files to a new partition. Please help.
Hi Adam, You wrote:
Adam> Thank you all for your help, but the command I ended up using
Adam> was this:
Adam> cd /mnt find ./ | grep -v ./mnt | grep -v ./proc | cpio -p
Adam> mkdir proc mkdir mnt # 'find ./' find ALL files, starting at
Adam> the root directory. # 'grep -v ./mnt' Lets all lines pass
Adam> through that DON'T contain './mnt', ie the new hard drive. #
Adam> 'grep -v ./proc' Lets all lines pass through that DON'T contain
Adam> './proc', to stop a nasty neverending loop. # 'cpio -p' Each
Adam> line input to this command is open for input as a file, and
Adam> then written to the current directory.
Adam> I then shutdown, swapped the harddrives on the cables, and
Adam> booted off floppy. Reran LILO, and all was well.
Adam> Setup before: /dev/hda = 420 MB HD mounted on / /dev/hdc
Adam> = 540 MB HD mounted on /mnt Using LILO to boot off
Adam> /dev/hda Setup after: /dev/hda = 540 MB HD mounted
Adam> on / /dev/hdc = 420 MB HD not mounted Using LILO
Adam> to boot off /dev/hda Adam Heath email@example.com
there are alot of way to do this using tar and cpio
but why if we have GNU cp?
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