[ale] HOWTO: boot from -> hdc <- dd'd from hda & hdb
rob at frankenlinux.com
Tue Jun 20 20:02:41 EDT 2000
I've done this once just upgrading from a small disk to a large one. Follow the guidelines in the "Hard-Disk-Upgrade" mini-HOWTO. As I remember, it is very well written. It will walk you through using lilo to write a MBR to a disk other than your primary.
Also, when you moved your data over, did you remember to exclude directories like /proc and /mnt?
Also, when you set up the lilo.conf on the new disk, make sure you configure it to be hda and then switch the IDE cables, so that it is hda, before you try booting from it.
If you run into a jam, email me.
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Courtney Thomas <ccthomas at flash.net>
To: ale at ale.org
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 21:16:09 -0400
>Greetings Again !
>Running RedHat, I recently used dd to copy hda and hdb to newly
>installed disk, hdc.
> /dev/hda2 -> /dev/hdc1
> /dev/hdb2 -> /dev/hdc2
>All seems to have been transferred properly.
>Quandry: I would now like to remove the two former disks, leaving the
>new one and, of course, boot from it, using lilo, as before.
>What minimally must be done to accomlish this ?
>Appreciatively, as always,
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