[techtalk] swtiching rhat drives . . .

jenn at simegen.com jenn at simegen.com
Mon Nov 8 18:09:01 EST 1999

Walt wrote:
> I have Windows NT installed on a 4.5 gb drive.
> I have RedHat 6.0 installed on a 9 gb drive.
> I need to switch the OS's on the drives :-)
> (i.e., winnt on the 9 and rhat on the 4.5)

> If I have to install it, is there anyway to keep all my
> configuration settings?

BIG tip for anyone choosing to do partial backups of 
their Linux boxes.

Back up your /home directory. Back up your user directories.
Back up anything you install that you don't want to drag 
down from the net again. Back up any wierd configurations
you do in stray directories.

AND back up /etc!!

In Debian, at least, almost all your config files are in /etc.

So if you want to reinstall and save your configurations - 
as Walt asks here - save /etc. 

Jenn V.
  Humans are the only species to feed and house entirely separate species 
     for no reason other than the pleasure of their company. Why?

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