Re: Migrate to Fedora 2
From: noi (noi_at_siam.com)
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2005 16:34:15 GMT
On Thu, 07 Apr 2005 15:12:26 -0400, Adam thoughtfully wrote:
> Am running Mandrake 10, but need RH9 or equivalent or later. Presently Win
> on hda, Mandrake on hdb.
> So does this procedure seem reasonable;
> - add new hard drive as hdc
Assuming bigger and better why not. Because you're not going to use
the hdb, why not add new hd as hdb moving the Mandrake hdb to hdc.
> - install Fedora Core 2 from distro to hdc - set up boot from floppy
No, FC3 is bigger, better, chocked full of goodies, FC2 is going to
Legacy very soon.
> - once Fedora 2 is running, change LILO to include Fedora 2 on hdc -
> err, copy some folders across hda and hdb to hdc - eventually remove hdb
> and move hdc to hdb with LILO change
Grub is better and Lilo changes won't be necessary if you installed
the new HD as hdb. Copy files from hdc to new hdb. Install NTFS rpm to
access NTFS hda to copy files from an NTFS formated hda.
If hda is FAT just mount and copy or copy folders to hdb before installing
new hd then copy all folders from hdc to hdb. Personally I find I've
missed files so I'd leave hda and Mandrake hdc intact until I'm sure
everything is copied.
link for NTFS: http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/fedora3.html
> I haven't tried this before, so all comments or advice welcome