How to clone debian system to another hard drive
I am quite a beginner. I am trying to make a clone of my hamm (disk A)
hard drive (disk B). Here is what I did.
1. I put them on master/slave and I partitioned B appropriately.
2. I created file systems on appropriate partitions with mkfs /dev/hdb2
and so on..
3. I mount the B partitions on the /mnt point.
4. After reading in a multidisk HOWTO that cp is well behaved with
symbolic links I did a
cp -av /usr /mnt/usr
cp -av /home /mnt/home
and so on for each of the files and directories under /
(I did not just do the whole disk at one go cause I wanted to avoid /mnt
Anyway, I take off the A and use my floppy boot diskette and B and i
and seems ok. I want to boot off the hard drive so I did a /sbin/lilo.
But can't boot
off hard drive, just after the fsck check of partitions I get error
"unable to open an initial console".
So: is there a better way to do a clone (like a script) that i could
not find? Is there
a better way to get contents of A onto B in step 4? Did some files not
by my cp method.
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