cloning ubuntu on different hardware systems (x86)

hagen van rissenbeck news4didascali at gmx.net
Thu Mar 16 05:24:48 UTC 2006


Hi list, hi Michael,

Michael R. Head wrote:

/snip

>>That's why I would like to clone from a master pc in the future...
>>
>>
>>
>>My problem:
>>-----------
>>
>>I guess that cloning 1:1 won't work because of different hardware 
>>components.
> 
> 
> Mostly it should work, though you may have to reconfigure X if they have
> a differnt video card and possibly tweak the network settings.

That's enough? Seems to be easier than I thought ;-)


/snip

>>3. Cloning the partitions with partimage, g4u or something else (what 
>>tool would be your choice?)
> 
> 
> dd if=/dev/hda | bzip2 -c > /path/to/image/file

yepp, good idea, standard tool ;-)


> Or, using nbd on the remote machine:
> dd if=/dev/nbd of=/dev/hda
> 
> I wrote about doing it here:
> http://community.livejournal.com/ubuntu_users/22528.html
> 
> :-)

Thanks a lot. I'll try it out.


Yesterday, I researched also mondo-rescue,rsync and rembo. That's, what 
others use in (perhaps) similar cases...

Results will be reported.

Hagen





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