[Ilugc] Boot problem after cloning
arun289 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 19:16:43 IST 2008
On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 6:28 PM, Girish Venkatachalam <
girishvenkatachalam at gmail.com> wrote:
> This does not seem to be a clean way of doing things.
> I have not really understood the full implications or thought through
> the process you are following.
Yeah, I know that this is not probably the most elegant way of making a
clone, but is there any problems you foresee with the process? Reliability
or security issues?
> If I were you I would go with a formal method of cloning like
> dump/restore. That always works in *BSD though you have to install the
> boot loader separately. I see that there is a dump/restore for linux as
> well (search in sf.net).
Will check dump/restore...
> There are other slower ways like dd(1).
Does this work for hard disks of different size/architecture? Also now, I
have the conveniance of carrying a compressed tar of 620 MB in a pen drive.
The file system inflates to less than 2GB. I assume dd will copy the entire
40GB or 80GB of hardisk?
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