A different way of installing Fedora

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 26 04:26:02 UTC 2013

On 2013-09-25 21:33 (GMT-0400) Gavin Flower composed:
> On 26/09/13 13:26, David wrote:
>> On 9/25/2013 9:13 PM, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX wrote:
>>> On 09/25/2013 05:45 PM, David wrote:
>>>> On 9/25/2013 7:19 PM, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX wrote:
>>>>> Several of my machies have SATA hot swap ports.
>>>>> These make it easy to use smaller drives as backup media.
>>>>> I slipped that drive in my omen.com server and changed
>>>>> the boot order to boot that drive.  I changed hostname and
>>>>> domainname, restored some of my control files, and omen.com
>>>>> was back on the air relatively quickly.
>> Sounds like a eclectic procedure and situation to me.
>> More clearly said? Name two other people with your situation please.

> This a procedure, that I might like to do something like.
> I suspect that there will be more than 3 people interested.

What good is a backup disk if it can't be substituted for a failed one? What 
you're talking about, taking the backup and making it primary in a different 
system, is a form of cloning that I've been doing for at least a decade. With 
DOS, OS/2, OS X & Linux, it's often an order of magnitude less painful and 
time consuming than a standard installation. My currently booted 24/7 OS/2 
"installation" was made probably 10 years ago, and has survived at least 5 
motherboards (starting with K6/2, currently Core2Duo) and as many or more 
HDs, in addition to the clones being temporarily hosted by yet other systems. 
I have too many Linux installations made via cloning to count, Fedora 
particularly (in spite of recent need for dracut-nohostonly installation for 
it work reliably), since I've never much liked any version of Anaconda I've used.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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