LFS cloning

David Wilson David.Wilson at mbf.com.au
Wed Feb 11 17:12:42 PST 2004

If you are using LFS along side a host system with LFS on a seperate
partition, you shouldn't need to pass any special switches to tar. 
Just cd to the root of the LFS and run "tar -jcvf <TAR DEST FILE> ."

If you just have the one system, you could try a live CD. Otherwise,
just make sure to exclude any mounts that aren't part of LFS including
/proc, such as network mounts, usb mounts etc. and place the tar file on
another partition or network mount.


>>> bob.snyder at cox.net 02/11/04 02:54pm >>>
David Wilson wrote:

>The easiest way is to tar/bzip2 it up and copy it to another
>computer/partition. Make sure you exclude the /proc directory.
>I have saved a few versions of lfs this and copied them all to a
>bootable CD. I then boot up with the CD, mount the hard drive,
>uncompress the tar file and voila.
>>>>grudziar at linuxhightech.com 02/11/04 12:01pm >>>
>I would like to clone my LFS system from the desktop onto my laptop
>(assume an empty hard drive on the laptop).  Is there a way of doing

Considering that tar has lots of switches and some affect things that 
could be problematic, such as symlinks and permissions, could you offer

a full command line for tar that does The Right Thing (tm).


Bob S.

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