Originally posted by soheyl
How can I use Knoppix to transfer all the settings of my previous Redhat installation?
Look. I have many programs on my redhat installation with many settings that will take me a long time to setup again (Actually some of the programs and their settings aren't setup by me!). Can Knoppix transfer all of them, without requiring more labour?
It is easier then you know.
Buy a second hdd.
Create partitions on new hdd, maybe like on your old one.
Format new partitions.
Boot e.g. from Knoppix or other bootable cd.
Then mount old and new hdd with e.g.
mount /dev/hda /mnt/
mount /dev/hdc /mnt2/
and then copy all old files on new partition with:
cp -av /mnt/* /mnt2
and execute your favorite bootmanger e.g. grub-install.