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Old 10-27-2006, 01:23 PM   #1
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Installing a new distro on a spare disk from an old linux bean

Big hi,

This is my first post : A bit of background about me : Linux Server 10+ years : Linux Desktop 1 week ! I'm a convert after so many years.

Now to the question which I wonder if anyone could offer suggestive solutions to ?


I have an old machine in a data center Redhat 6 or something and I want to slap ubuntu server on there.

My plan is to dump a file structure to disk2 build a kernel if need be and get lilo (with a dont save option so I can get the old machine back via a powercyle)to to mount the new filesystem Hmmmm what do u guys think (and dont say I'm whacky) ?
Old 10-27-2006, 03:08 PM   #2
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Wouldn't just be easier to run a cron job to back up all the data and do a clean install? That is what I would do.


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