I have bought a new harddisk for my laptop and want to transfer Debian
(2.1) from the current to the new harddisk. As this is a laptop I can't
connect both drives at the same time, so I created a .tar.gz file that I
stored on a different computer on the network. In order to extract this
file to the new harddisk, I need to boot Linux and have available tar,
gzip, and network connectivity. An extra complication is that I have a
PCMCIA network card, so I need everything related to that as well.
How can I go about this? I've tried to create a boot/root disk
combination using yard, but I can't get everything I need on 1.44 MB,
and formatted to larger size the floppies become unbootable. The debian
(2.0) boot disk (or rather, bootable CDROM) I have doesn't seem to have
PCMCIA or tar on it. I have a parallel port zip drive if that helps,
but I don't know how to boot from it.
Gertjan Klein <email@example.com>
The Boot Control home page: http://www.xs4all.nl/~gklein/bcpage.html