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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.

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Old 05-02-2002, 10:12 AM   #1
sapilas
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Question Can u backup entire LFS in such way ??


Is it possible to backup an entire LFS partition ?

Is the following procedure possible ?

Get the backup:
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1. boot to the LFS partition and tar the whole tree / .
Are the file permissions and links are going to be saved too?

2. copy the tar file to another partition.
(THIS STEP IS DONE BEFORE & WORKS)


Restore:
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1. Insert a CDROM or slackware boot CD and boot and then
mount the LFS partiotion
format LFS partition (THIS STEP IS DONE BEFORE & WORKS)

2.then untar the backup file.

Is this backup gonna work ?

2. Boot again with the slackware CDROM and boot to the LFS system and recover the lilo, and then reboot and boot using the lilo manager. (THIS STEP IS DONE BEFORE & WORKS)

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thanks 4 any help . . . . .

 
Old 05-02-2002, 01:26 PM   #2
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Yes that method should work just fine.

You may want to search through the LFS mailinglists for more information if you need it. A lot of people have done it that way and I haven't heard any "this doesn't work" kind of messages.
 
  


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