On 27 Jul 2018 at 10:57, ToddAndMargo wrote:
Subject: Re: clone
From: ToddAndMargo <ToddAndMargo(a)zoho.com>
Date sent: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 10:57:46 -0700
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> On 07/26/2018 05:21 PM, Patrick Dupre wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I did this ton of times, but this time, it does not work.
> > I even just did it last week on an EFI system without problem
> > Before updating my system (now in fedora 26), I cloned by using another live
> > cp -a /root1 /root2 (after mke2fs)
> > cp -a /boot1 /boot2
> > The /home /tmp are on other partitions
> > /root1 has the entire system
> > and /boot is a boot partition
> > I modified the fstab file properly
> > and I run grub2-mkconfig
> > The new system is detected properly (I can also edit grub.cfg to try to boot
> > on the right partition)
> > But, I cannot boot on /root2 (using the /boot1 or /boot2)
> > Is is a relabeling issue?
> > How can I relabel from grub2 ?
> > It seems that using touch /root1/.autorelabel
> > I can only relabel the partition /root1 (and not /root2)
> > As I said, I did this tens of times.
> > Thank.
> Hi Patrick,
> I don not know if this will help, but what the heck ...
> I have tried manually doing clones with dd and had no success
> That being said, I use Clonezilla on weekly basis and it
> works wonderfully.
Seen thread but on Vacation, so only have remote access to main systems.
I maintain the G4L disk imaging project, and its primary backup uses dd and
default lzop compression to make image files.
It does have a clone option that makes disk to disk clones, but one issue that
sometimes happens. If you do a disk clone the block ids of the disks are the
same, and if ones loader is using blkids to load partitions, it is confused,
since each disk is suppose to have different block ids.
In my classroom, I had 20 systems, and would broadcast using udpcast to
the other 19 systems, but since all machines were separate no issues on
Had a user do a clone in same machine to another disk, and did allow
booting from either disk. He could boot from either disk if he disconnected
He manually changed the block id on cloned disk, and modified the grub.cfg
and then it worked fine.
I used cp -a, and the UUID cannot be confused since there are all different.
I just need to be careful when I edit the grub.cfg file.
I did this operation tens of times, and this time I could not fix it.
I will try again later.
> I generally make compressed images to an ftp server or external usb device.
> G4L can be added to the boot options, and run from ram after loading from
> So, another 2 cents.
> > The iso cuts beautifully to a flash drive with dd
> > -T
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