Patrick Dupre pdupre at
Sat Dec 28 01:45:15 UTC 2013

Hello Chris,

I am back with you.
Thinking about your suggestion.
I generate a file: /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
a file initramfs
but these files are on the clone.
If I understand (I guess) the point in generating a new initramfs, I do not
see the point in generating a new grub.cfg file since it is not seen 
during the grub2 precessing since the grub.cfg file used in on the
cloned partition until a make a new grub2-install /dev/sda
from the clone.
Anyway, in my opinion, the issue is when grub executes:

menuentry 'Fedora, with Linux 3.12.5-200.fc19.i686.PAE' --class fedora --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.12.5-200.fc19.i686.PAE-advanced-69ee06ed-3f6a-4b9f-9b86-6e24c1847cf6' {
        set gfxpayload=text
        insmod gzio
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ext2
        set root='hd0,msdos16'
        if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos16 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos16 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos16 --hint='hd0,msdos16'  c2010fed-5fcf-4c59-bca9-10922b131d8b
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root c2010fed-5fcf-4c59-bca9-10922b131d8b

because the clone partition is not correct.
Something is missing:
failed to start creat static device mode in /dev
failed to start journal

To me looks like that the services are not started!!!
how the /dev partition is created?

What do yo think?


> On Dec 25, 2013, at 5:48 PM, Patrick Dupre <pdupre at> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I wanted to clone my distribution fedora 19, I used to do it with
> > previous release but I failed with fedora 19.
> > 
> > I copy (-a) the partition / (lvm2) and /boot (ext4)
> You probably need to remake the initramfs. The easiest way to do all of this after the cp -a of everything is to put together the clone at /mnt such that you have /mnt as rootfs, then /mnt/boot, and then use mount -B to mount the faux file systems, /proc, /dev/, /sys at their respective locations, /mnt/proc, /mnt/dev, /mnt/sys. Then chroot /mnt.
> Now blkid to find the uuids for /boot and /, and change fstab so that it's mounting the right volumes. Use dracut -f to make a new initramfs. And then grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg to make a new grub.cfg.
> If you started out with a system with correct labels, the cp -a will preserve them as it implies -Z so fixfiles/restorecon isn't needed.
> Chris Murphy
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