Chris Murphy lists at
Sat Dec 28 01:59:41 UTC 2013

On Dec 27, 2013, at 6:45 PM, "Patrick Dupre" <pdupre at> wrote:

> Hello Chris,
> I am back with you.
> Thinking about your suggestion.

How did you clone it? Did you use cp? Did you use rsync? What was the exact command?

> I generate a file: /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

Did you use chroot at all? That is, did you mount the clone's parts, bind the dev, proc, sys file system, and then chroot the clone, and then from within chroot did you grub2-install, grub2-mkconfig, and run dracut?

> 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.

That's why you chroot the clone, then run all of these commands, otherwise they do not produce correct results for 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
>        else
>          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root c2010fed-5fcf-4c59-bca9-10922b131d8b
>        fi
> because the clone partition is not correct.
> Something is missing:
> failed to start creat static device mode in /dev
> failed to start journal
> etc...
> To me looks like that the services are not started!!!
> how the /dev partition is created?

The clone is on another drive? And is that drive in the same computer or a different computer?

Chris Murphy

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