Two hardware-related questions
Hello, I got two hardware questions.
First: I just got a new mouse since my old one got broken. I bought this one:
Now it's got some extra buttons, aside from the standard ones (middle, wheel, right, left). How do I make those work, and do something?
Second: My hard drive's been making a strange noise lately, I fear it's dying.
I'm gonna order a new hard drive, and I've already backed up most of my essential stuff. This hard drive has ext2fs on /boot and ext3fs as /. I'm wondering if it's possible to install Reiser4 on the new hard drive, maybe make some changes to my gentoo installation on this hard drive, and just copy _everything_ over from this one to the new one. (I wanna try reiser4, if that's impossible to do, then I'll just use ext3 like usual.)
I don't wanna reinstall Gentoo from scratch, because that takes forever and a half.
Re: Two hardware-related questions
1) Using your current disk make a kernel with reiser4 support.
2) partition the new disk (using fdisk,cfdisk,parted,whatever you like)
3) Make the filesystems you want (e.g reiser4) and mount the new disk (in /mnt for example)
4) Copy everything to the new disk (except /mnt,/proc,/sys and others maybe)
5) mkdir /mnt,/proc,/sys on the new disk
Now you have 2 disks with the same data.
All you need to do is make the new disk bootable.
This depends on what boot loader you use (lilo or grub or something else)
A: Mind linking to one of the threads with the answer to the first question.
B: I use grub. And what do I do about the /mnt, proc, sys and so on?
B: read step 5.
I said "mkdir" them. You can't simply copy them because:
a) /mnt is the mount point where you mounted the new disk so you understand what will happen if try to copy it.
b) /proc and /sys are not normal filesystems so copying them also doesn't have a good result
You just do a "mkdir /mnt/proc /mnt/mnt /mnt/sys"
Alrighty then. I'll look up this thread again when I get the new hard drive :)
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