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Old 03-05-2007, 11:55 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Copying the Whole Fedora 6 OS over to another Hard Drive


I built FC6 on a machine and want to copy it all over to a Linux Server container I have on another Linux Machine.
Is this possible, I tried to tar the whole thing, but cannot tar /sys and /proc directories..

Any insights would help.
 
Old 03-05-2007, 11:57 AM   #2
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How bout something like PartImage There is a bootable Live CD version available for download.
 
Old 03-05-2007, 12:47 PM   #3
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Partimage

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How bout something like PartImage There is a bootable Live CD version available for download.

Yes, I will try using this... Thx a lot.
WIll let u know if I run into any snags.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 04:19 PM   #4
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Yes, I will try using this... Thx a lot.
WIll let u know if I run into any snags.

Well looks like partimage will not work, it is designed to restore partition/image/file to another partition ...and... not a disk structure to a new directory. I have a Virtual Server on which I want to copy whole FC5 to one of the directories say

vserver/fedora6/<here>

<here> is where I want to copy over the sholw FC6 from my standalone machine
 
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Well looks like partimage will not work, it is designed to restore partition/image/file to another partition ...and... not a disk structure to a new directory. I have a Virtual Server on which I want to copy whole FC5 to one of the directories say

vserver/fedora6/<here>

<here> is where I want to copy over the sholw FC6 from my standalone machine

What would happen if I employ tar'ing the whole FC6, but for /sys/ and /proc which its not allowing me to?

Will it function normally?

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Old 03-06-2007, 04:29 PM   #6
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/sys and /proc are psuedo file systems. When you read a file such as /proc/config.gs, the kernel creates it on the fly. The /sys file system is a user accessible interface to kernel devices. Create the directories on your target container but don't copy (tar) anything from them. Also be careful with external filesystems mounted on /mnt or /media.
 
  


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