Easiest way to move my installation to my new laptop ? Cloning the drive ?
Mikkel L. Ellertson
mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Thu Sep 18 19:01:38 UTC 2008
Phil Meyer wrote:
> My job requires me to do this quite often.
> Others have talked about backup/restore, but the easiest way is to put
> the old drive into the new system.
> On F9
> In the new system with old drive, or on the old system before moving the
> drive, boot into rescue mode:
> at the prompt:
> rm /mnt/sysimage/etc/udev/rules.d/*persistant*
> That will eliminate MOST of the hardware configurations, and they will
> be rediscovered.
> You may or may not need to run system-config-display after booting from
> the drive. F9 versions of the X server do not 'need' /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> to run, but may need it to run properly.
> That is a 10 minute exercise vs the 3-8 hours for the backup/restore
> Having said that, there may be valid reasons to spend the time, and
> backups are ALWAYS a good thing. YMWV
> Good Luck!
Don't forget about rebuilding the initrd if the driver for your hard
drive controller changes. (I had this happen with PATA controllers.)
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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