Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: [nslu2-general] Digest Number 1334

Expand Messages
  • Steve Gane
    It s a little more complicated for Unslung. You must have the three partitions described in http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Unslung/WhatIsANativeUnslungDisk
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 26, 2008
    • 0 Attachment
      It's a little more complicated for Unslung. You must have the three
      partitions described in
      http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Unslung/WhatIsANativeUnslungDisk

      Steve

      nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com wrote:
      > There is 1 message in this issue.
      >
      > Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1a. Re: Copy system information from Hard Disk to USB Stick
      > From: Graham
      >
      >
      > Message
      > ________________________________________________________________________
      > 1a. Re: Copy system information from Hard Disk to USB Stick
      > Posted by: "Graham" fgmarshall@... fgmarshall
      > Date: Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:32 am ((PDT))
      >
      > --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, "techwizard" <bugwizardusa@...>
      > wrote:
      >
      >> Hi
      >>
      >> I have been using a Slug for a long time - using it with Unslund to
      >> drive media centre software. I am a little concerned, though, that
      >> the HD attached to Disk 2 (the linux root) will die soon as it has
      >> been going for a year.
      >> So - what I would really like to do is to copy the relevant parts of
      >> the USB hard drive to a USB flash drive. I want to basically be able
      >> to plug the usb drive in and have the slug boot up of that.
      >> I am fairly proficient with using linux, but do not really understand
      >> the drive partitions or the way the boot up works to really be able to
      >> work out what I am doing.
      >> Can anyone offer any suggestions ?
      >>
      >> Thanks in advance
      >> \John
      >>
      >>
      > I have just moved drive contents from a 57GByte hard disk to 80GByte
      > hard disk. It should be the same for a memory stick.
      > I first copied the contents of the old disk to a folder in Fedora 7
      > (in VMWare on a Mac in my case). Just make a new folder, plug in and
      > select all files in the old disk and then drag and drop to the folder
      > in Fedora (or whatever).
      >
      > Set up the new disk with QTParted (My Debian Slug uses a swap and a
      > main partition - I think you just want a single one (?)).
      > Drag and drop the files to the main partition.
      >
      > It is that easy! - someone once said the new disk has to be identical
      > to the old one - it is not true.
      >
      > I do always run as root (gasp!) - much less hastle in the GUI - with
      > VMWare you can keep a backup so easily.
      >
      >
      >
      > Messages in this topic (2)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >
      > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      >
      >



      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.