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Old 03-19-2005, 08:47 AM   #1
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Moving filesystems, any problems?

Ok, I can cp -rp my home directory to a different partition and just change the fstab to reflect the change and it works fine, my question is should I be able to do the same thing with the rest of my filesystem without screwing everything up? Because I had Linux 2nd I put it on my 2nd harddrive, but now I have removed Windows XP (yah!) and I would like to transfer my filesystem to hda, possible problems with my method?
Old 03-19-2005, 09:36 AM   #2
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Better use this:

-a, --archive
Preserve as much as possible of the structure and attributes of the original files in
the copy (but do not preserve directory structure). Equivalent to -dpPR.

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Old 03-19-2005, 10:15 AM   #3
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Yeah I was having problems with -rp so I used -ax and it worked great, thanks!


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