F17 vs. Pentium 4

Michael Hennebry hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu
Mon Apr 9 21:22:38 UTC 2012

On Mon, 9 Apr 2012, Felix Miata wrote:

> On 2012/04/08 17:08 (GMT-0500) Michael Hennebry composed:
>> Felix Miata wrote:
>>>  On 2012/04/06 15:24 (GMT-0500) Michael Hennebry composed:
>>>>  On Fri, 6 Apr 2012, Felix Miata wrote:
>>>>>   How about "cloning" your F15, and upgrading that to F16 with latest 
> fixes
>>>>>   with Yum?
>> I made a filesystem in a new partition and copied to it as follows:
> Booted to what? File copy can't be expected to work satisfactorily if source 
> is running.

Source wasn't running.
I'm still running F14.
F15 was installed primarily to establish that I could.

>> from /media as root:
>> cp -a sata400-3-slash/* sata-400-17
> You have far more confidence in the competency of cp than I. Until last week, 
> I'd never cloned a partition except by one of two ways: 1-DFSee (sector by 
> sector); 2-MC, however it manages. Last time I tried MC I ran into trouble 
> that probably was little different from what you just did, so last week I 
> switched to doing file copies via rsync.

I was under the impression that rsync was just a convenient version of cp.
Is there something that rsync gets right that cp gets wrong?
I've read cp vs. rsync theads.

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