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Old 04-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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LynxOS disk Clone


Hi I have a system using a Motorola 167 and LynxOS operating system. the hard disk failed recently and the spare is now in the system the manufacturer folded some years ago. Dose anyone know how to clone a disk and make it boot I have tried Acronis but always get 'DISK LOGIC ERROR' I guess its because the boot tracks are wrong. can anyone help please?
 
Old 04-10-2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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You might proofread before posting. Your second sentence doesn't make a lot of sense. Lynx it a text based web browser. Did you mean Linux? There are over 500 different distributions of Linux available and we have no way of knowing which you are using if you don't tell us. If you want to clone whatever you have, you could google clonezilla which is software designed for that. Fairly well documented.
 
Old 04-10-2012, 04:46 PM   #3
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

LynxOS is a real time operating system used in embedded systems. I do not know anything about its file systems.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LynxOS
 
Old 04-10-2012, 04:46 PM   #4
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Not sure what you mean. My operating system is LynxOS Not Linux and I want to make a copy of the working hard disk. I have used Acronis to clone the disk but it will not boot I suspect the allocation tables are wrong for the new disk. I would like to know how to make a bootable clone so I have a spare. The Platform is a MVME Motorola 167 monoboard computer (6810 CPU)
 
Old 04-10-2012, 05:33 PM   #5
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Using the dd command you can clone your disk. dd command can copy disk in raw format. It will copy partition table and bootloader and all partitions within the disk. For an example :-

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# dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb

Last edited by Satyaveer Arya; 04-10-2012 at 05:35 PM.
 
Old 04-21-2012, 11:13 AM   #6
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Smile It copied OK

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Originally Posted by Satyaveer Arya View Post
Using the dd command you can clone your disk. dd command can copy disk in raw format. It will copy partition table and bootloader and all partitions within the disk. For an example :-

Code:
# dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb
The disk copied OK but would not boot gaue the same 'boot logic error'. after looking around in the Bin directory I found Setactive. the man file explained to set the active partition and gave the format:
setactive /dev/hd2 A there must be a space before the A. guess what the disk booted up Thanks for your help with DD. this is for LynxOS not Linux.
 
Old 01-22-2014, 08:44 AM   #7
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sorry for the bump

I know this thread is old but due to the lack of info regarding cloning a lynxOS hard drive and getting it to boot properly, I was hoping to get some help from the only place on the internet that has information regarding the same problem i am facing.

I have cloned the disk and am stuck at this last step that flyingrobertybob has commented on as to fixing the problem. Can someone break down what he has explained? Where is this "setactive" in the "bin" directory. Is setactive a linux os command or is it a lynxos command? Any and all help will be appreciated. And once again sorry for being late to the party.
 
Old 09-21-2014, 03:52 AM   #8
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Red face I have accidently issue mkfs command on lynxOS partion dev/sdOb

I have accidently issue mkfs command on lynxOS partion dev/sdOb now sdOb is empty can you please let me know how to copy or set this partition again. This is embedded os in shimadzu cd scan sct 4800 tcz mode. My email : vikrantwarange.inbox@gmail.com
 
  


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