Hard disk info resource

Hard disk info resource

Post by Chris Taylo » Sat, 19 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Any resources out there describing how to partition/format/mount
filesystems on hard drives on FreeBSD?



1. Replacing Hard Disk - Copying Linux system to new Hard Disk ????


1) create a lilo boot disk with lilo, and the kernel on it (email me if you
   need to know how to do this too)

2) install the new drive in the system, create a filesystem on it, and
   mount it on, say, /mnt

3) copy the filesystem over, making sure to preserve permissions, and
   exclude /mnt and /proc.  Some ways to do this are

cp -a -x / /mnt
        note that the -x means only stay on one filesystem, so if you
        normally have more than one filesystem mounted, you'll need to copy
        those over, too.

( cd / ; tar --atime-preserve -l -p --same-owmer -v -cf - / ) | ( cd /mnt ;
tar --atime-preserve -p --same-owner -xf - )
        but all as one line...

4) after veryfying everything looks good, you can remove the old system,
   reboot off of the boot disk, and re-install lilo on the new disk.

Windows: I can play Doom!              |RedHat Linux 2.0.31pre-2 i486
Linux: I can be a file server, be a Web|Because reboots are for upgrades!
server, run the accounting package with|http://www.wpi.edu/~rasmusin/pgp.html
twelve terminals AND play Doom!        |for pgp key.        frank sweetser

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