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Old 07-16-2004, 12:30 AM   #16
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Sorry, my bad! I just watched a Bill Hicks documentary. I've seen the light now. I won't happen again, says goat-boy...
 
Old 07-16-2004, 02:11 AM   #17
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Just guessing here, but it may be because proc is a virtual file system and not a real file system.
Right... Thats exactally what I was implying. Trying to issuse a:

cp -Rav /* /mnt/backup

is a pointless command that will result in your computer stalling on /proc....
 
Old 07-16-2004, 08:36 AM   #18
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We are discussing section 7 of said howto. Its all there, on one short page. I actually used the second method and copied/pasted the script, changing the name of the path to /mnt/new, since I like my mount points all in the same corral. ymmv
 
Old 07-16-2004, 01:17 PM   #19
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Nice.... Never knew about the 'x' switch....
 
Old 07-16-2004, 06:08 PM   #20
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Handy if you have mountpoints for windows or freebsd], or whatever. That way it doesn't recurse through the mount points as well. This has become my favorite HOWTO page (just discovered it a week before I saw Fear58's post) as I hop around and move my files all over the place (and burn the important fun stuff to cd JIC).

This is why I persisted with this train of thought. Its a good howto (not all are as good)
 
Old 01-12-2005, 06:23 PM   #21
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That's the shortfall of the direct copy method. You are correct. /proc is a virtual filesystem, so its always changing on each bootup. All you have to do is make the /proc directory. The first boot will fill it with all the goodies.
Actually, not just the first boot but each boot will, as the proc filesystem is never saved.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:31 PM   #22
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Wow, I'm still subbed to this thread? I don't wanna say something mean, but didn't you just restate what you quoted?
 
Old 02-15-2008, 05:26 PM   #23
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Option C...

hey, as long as im here, i'll shout out an idea.

Copy the partition over using DD something. Then in Qtparted or some GUI program or such, expand the partition to fit a larger/smaller drive?




Also, could i take a hard drive, and move it from one computer to another completely different computer, ASSUMING that they have the same Arch.?
 
  


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