Re: How to clone debian system to another hard drive
On Fri, 31 Jul 1998, Scott Hill wrote:
[ moving partitions snipped ]
: Anyway, I take off the A and use my floppy boot diskette and B and i
: can logon
: 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".
Sounds like a missing device file.
: 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
: go through
: by my cp method.
[ Warning! You are about to invoke religious debate ]
I've found that `find . -xdev | cpio -padm /mnt' works everytime
device and other "strange" files included.
So, to copy on filesystem to another, mount the "target" filesystem on
/mnt . `cd' to the mountpoint of the source filesystem (you're moving /
`cd /', /usr `cd /usr', etc.) Then run the above command. Couldn't be
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