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Old 07-13-2006, 08:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy Slave HDD with previous version installed


I installed the latest Fedora on my PC and added a HDD that used to be the main Linux bootable HDD on another PC that used to be a server that died. This HDD I installed as a slave drive on the new PC. I set this up as a slave because it has files on it that I want to get back. If I look at the hardware list, the drive shows up but I can't get to it. I think I need to mount the drive but i am not sure of the syntax and the command options.

When I installed fedora core on the new PC it recognized the previous version on the slave drive and asked if I wanted to upgrade the existing version of linux. Can I just make the slave drive the Master and remove the first drive and run the new Fedora install as an upgrade on the original server drive without loosing everything? Will it recognize the new hardware of the new PC without crashing?

What is the best option?
Thanks for the help!
 
Old 07-14-2006, 01:06 PM   #2
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Could depend on where every thing is located and what get's updated. I have not had good luck with upgrading with FC.
 
Old 07-14-2006, 01:07 PM   #3
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come to think of it I am one that likes to be safe than sorry. I would just mount the old hard drive, get all the info you want off of it. Then burn that information to a disk or transfer it to another place.
 
Old 07-14-2006, 01:22 PM   #4
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depending on where the hd is connected at, it will be accessible through a different dev device.
primary channnel master - hda
primary channnel slave - hdb
secondary channnel master - hdc
secondary channnel slave - hdd

then from there you can do a
Code:
fdisk -l /dev/<drive>
to see which partition you want.. example would be, /dev/hda and it would show you that you had a linux partition at hda5

then do a
Code:
mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/<some dir>
then just copy all the data over to the new drive..

Last edited by xhi; 07-14-2006 at 01:24 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2006, 09:50 PM   #5
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I need to know what specific folder/directory I want to get data from don't I. What if I can't remember what the directories I am looking for are called?
 
Old 07-15-2006, 12:15 PM   #6
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once you mount that partition you can browse arond on it just like any other mount.. then you could use `find`, or `grep` to locate the files you need. right?
 
Old 07-15-2006, 04:52 PM   #7
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Cool thanks. I'll give it a try.
 
  


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