[techtalk] swtiching rhat drives . . .

TheCoder coderman at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 8 12:09:18 EST 1999

I had to restore a linux install from CDR backup, which may apply here.
(same principle)
I created the partitions ext2 and swap on the disk, booted from floppy
and mounted the drive,
and then copied over the filesystem peice by peice from teh 3 CDR
backups.  Once I was done the filesystem was there, and I just ran lilo
and the install was complete.
You should be able to create the linux partitions on the 4.5 gig drive,
copy the FS from the 9 to the 4.5 (assuming of course, your not using
all 9 gig for linux ;), swap drives, boot from floppy (not nescessary?)
and run lilo.  You should be set.

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)
> I have nothing special on the Windows NT machine, so
> I can format that drive. My RedHat box, on the other hand,
> I would like to preserve as is, as much as possible.
> Will I have to actually reinstall Linux onto the 4.5 gb
> drive or can I just copy everything over or something?
> If I have to install it, is there anyway to keep all my
> configuration settings?
> Thanks in advance,
> Walt
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