Re: Copying system to another disk
did it several times:
1. prepare rescue disk
2. put new disk into comp and mount it to /mnt
3. Go back to old disk and as root
find . -xdev | cpio -vdump /mnt
4. remove old disk from the system, reboot with rescue disk
(rescue root=/dev/hdxxx) and fix /etc/fstab, /etc/lilo.conf,
On Tue, 27 Apr 1999, Aaron Solochek wrote:
> I just tried doing this, and ran into an interesting problem. I think that it had to
> do with copying /lib over, but when it finished untarring the new system, it just gave
> me a login prompt. I logged in, got the message of the day, told me I had no mail,
> and then gave me the login prompt. when I tried to reboot with ctrl-alt-delete it
> asked for the administrator password for maintenance, which didn't seem to work.
> Basically I needed to hit the reset switch, and then install the system from scratch.
> So be careful.
> -Aaron Solochek
> Micha Feigin wrote:
> > I want to copy the whole system to another disk to run on another
> > computer (after copy it i can take care of configuration). Seems to
> > be
> > easier and shorter then downloading about 300 megs.
> > I was wondering how do i go abou doing this.
> > If anyone knows the answear or can point me to an apropriate HOWTO.
> > Another problem is that it will probably no longer be on drive C and
> > would reside together with win95. Where is the information on setting
> > this up?
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