problem moving files when installing LFS in one single partition mode

Scott Haugaard dino at
Tue Oct 2 11:51:49 PDT 2001

You are in danger land.  Be careful.  :)
One thing that might help with your migration is:
It is a CD you can boot from and then mount/move your filesystem.  If you can 
boot off the CD, you can fix what is messed up.  There are other similar 
diskette sets you can use.  Remember to run lilo from your chrooted 
environment.  I personally like to use tar to copy filesystems:
tar cvpf - . | tar xpv -C /newfilesystem
But I hear that cp  works fine now too.


On Tuesday 02 October 2001 11:01 am, Pablo Pita Leira wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to figure out to to finish my LFS system.
> I am doing it in one single partition. I have created my LFS filesystem in
> the file /tmp/lfs.disk as indicated in the hint :
> So, now I have everything installed in the lfs.disk file. The hint says
> (for possibility 1, getting rid of the old distribution):
> You've chosen the 1. possibility?
> Mount the main partition to "/mnt" in the chroot'ed environment suggesting
> your main partition is /dev/hda1, otherwise fill in what is necessary:
> 	mount /dev/hda1 /mnt
> My problem is that I have /dev/hda1 already mounted. Besides, it is going
> to be always mounted as for accessing the /tmp/lfs.disk, the /dev/hda1
> partition has neccessarily to be mounted.
> What am I missing here ? Any enlightmen greatly apreciated.
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