Re: Clone root partition
- From: * Tong * <sun_tong_001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 31 Dec 2006 04:37:07 GMT
On Sat, 30 Dec 2006 16:25:25 -0600, Dances With Crows wrote:
the clone partition should be made bootable, by grub or lilo.
No, really? Are you having trouble with this step? Explain the trouble
First of all, thank you all who replied. No I don't have problems with
that. Actually, as said in OP, I was looking for *concerns* over cloning
I'd say it's a better idea to use GRUB here, since
booting from things that aren't IDE can cause weird rearrangements in
BIOS boot order depending on the x86 you're using. (Boot from IDE
CD-R*, SATA disk is (hd2). Boot from SATA disk, SATA disk is (hd0).
So I read. GRUB is not very reliable for booting usb. I read that the most
reliable way is to use SYSLINUX, but having played with SYSLINUX for the
whole day, I think I'll rule out SYSLINUX and use back to GRUB.
GRUB gives you a shell you can use to try to recover. LILO
yep, that'd be the last resort to refer to. On the contrary, using
SYSLINUX would *just work*.
For example for dd
dd is not a backup method. Forget it.
I think so too.
cp -a all directories that aren't /proc, /sys, or /dev (if using
udev/devfs), edit /etc/fstab to reflect new position of drive, reinstall
bootloader. 3 steps--which one are you having trouble with?
Actually I want to rule out 'cp' as well, since "cp -a all directories
that aren't /proc, /sys, or /dev" is easy to say than done in script.
rsync should be a much better option.
Tong (remove underscore(s) to reply)
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