Can LFS be copied from 1 hard drive to another after the build?
b3nt at ukonline.co.uk
Wed Jun 15 00:36:32 PDT 2005
> I have completed the LFS 6.0 book. System boots like a champ. I have started
> putting together things from BLFS. Still working smoothly. Before I go too
> much farther, I would like to know:
> Can my current LFS be copied to another hard drive for future build
> considerations. I am only talking about the base LFS (no other packages
> installed). Currently, my LFS is on /dev/hda4. I would like to copy it
> to /dev/sda1 because I have a SCSI drive sitting there doing nothing. My
> host disto is on /dev/hda1 with /home on /dev/hda3. The swap partition for
> LFS and host is /dev/hda2.
> What I am hoping to do is copy (not move) the root LFS to /dev/sda1,
> use /dev/sda2 for swap and /dev/sda3 for /home. I know I should have set my
> drive up with /dev/hda4, /dev/hda5, /dev/hda6 but I didn't realize the value
> of that when I started LFS.
> Anyway, can it be copied?
I find tar to be quite effective
tar cjf lfs.tar.bz2 lfs
then unmount the partition that has lfs on it, edit /etc/fstab to mount the blank partition in it's place and then untar lfs onto the new blank partition
tar xjf lfs.tar.bz2
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