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Old 09-18-2009, 04:09 AM   #1
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copy installation from one machine to another.


hi.
i am running a distro in my laptop and i would like to copy all the installation files to a compact flash (through a cf usb reader), so i could put the cf to another machine and boot over there.
any ideas?
 
Old 09-18-2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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Your installed filesystem is configured for your current machine's hardware, it wouldn't work properly on another machine
 
Old 09-18-2009, 06:00 AM   #3
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is there a way if a create in a vm a similar hardware emulation to the machine that i want to move the files on?
 
Old 09-18-2009, 06:15 AM   #4
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however you can backup your entire filesysem using dd command :

dd if=/dev/hda1 of=/backup/backup.bak.dd

replace hda1 with your linux partition
 
Old 09-18-2009, 06:26 AM   #5
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is there a way if a create in a vm a similar hardware emulation to the machine that i want to move the files on?
Only if the source and destination machines are both virtual, not real. Eventually we need to run real machines.
 
Old 11-02-2009, 06:06 AM   #6
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hi.
at the moment the installation is in visrtualbox and i would like to create an img.gz and put it in /dev/sdb (4.0gb).
here is the system in virtual box.


[root@elastix ~]# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00
4.3G 1.7G 2.4G 42% /
/dev/hda1 99M 19M 75M 20% /boot
tmpfs 125M 0 125M 0% /dev/shm
[root@elastix ~]#


any ideas on how to copy it to a cf card and then move it to a different machine?
 
  


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