Re: same debian, new hardware?
> > 3) Make binary images of the old hard drives, automagically paste these
> > onto the new hard drive. Unfortunately I'm pretty sure this is impossible.
> You mention SCSI in the old box, but don't say what's the hardware
> in the new box. If IDE, you could install the new disk in the old
> machine, partition it (think about that, of course), mount it on
> /mnt and copy the files onto it with
> cd old-directory-root
> find -xdev | cpio -damp /mnt
> Then create a boot floppy, rdev the kernel to the future correct
> device, put the new disk in the new machine, boot it with the floppy
> and run lilo.
OK, that sounds good. I think my new drive will be IDE, but why does it
matter? I was under the impression that the whole point of SCSI was
to allow easy addition of devices...the old machine was sort of
a hand-me-down, I didn't buy the scsi controller, which is my excuse
for not knowing a whole lot about how it works..
By the way, I don't suppose a similar procedure will work for moving the
Windows partition, or does anyone know?
> > 4) Physically install the old hard drives in the new machine.
> Make a boot floppy, move the drives, boot with the floppy,
> copy in the same way as above, rdev the floppy (or a copy),
> boot again, this time into the new drive, run lilo.
OK this sounds just like the previous step, except putting the old drives
in the new machine rather than putting the new drive in the old machine,
copying, and then putting it back in the new machine, am I right?
On the subject of drives, is my existing scsi setup a valuable thing to have or should
should I just dump the whole thing in the lane and never look back?
Someone told me scsi is "faster" than non-scsi, can I capitalize on this
Thanks for all the responses, this is great