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Re: duplicating a disk



tor, 27.01.2005 kl. 05.56 skrev Christopher Hotchkiss:
> On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 23:40:15 +0100, Kyrre Ness Sjobak
> <kyrre solution-forge net> wrote:
> > ons, 26.01.2005 kl. 21.19 skrev Nicolas Mailhot:
> > > Le mercredi 26 janvier 2005 à 11:04 -0800, cfk a écrit :
> > > > Gentlemen:
> > > >
> > > >  I have a situation where I need to make a number of identical computers all
> > > > with the same fedoraCore2.
> > > >
> > > >  I have tried putting a second (hdb) disk, doing a "df" on hda and based on
> > > > the number of 1024 blocks going:
> > > >
> > > > dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb bs=1024 count=<TheNumberDfShows>
> > > >
> > > > and it blinks the light a long time and then croaks.
> > > >
> > > >  I know I did something similar to this a couple of years ago on a different
> > > > project. Can someone tell me where I am going awry and perhaps educate me a
> > > > little bit more.
> > >
> > > If you can setup an nfs or ftp/http server somewhere the fastest method
> > > is network install via kickstart (using pxe if you can)
> > >
> > > It might take a little longer to setup but you'll make up the time very
> > > fast. And if you do not have exactly the same hardware (same components
> > > & firmware versions) it's way safer.
> > 
> > or you could do the setup you said, just use dd to copy te stuff over.
> > Just boot it off a cdrom.
> > 
> Don't use dd for this. If you have different size hard drive,
> partition or something else down the line, it can really mess you up.
> I would recommend a simple tar or rsync command to copy them over.
> 
> This is if you wish to do copy machine to machine. Otherwise a custom
> kickstart file with pxe is a lot easier if done right.

He said they was identical. Anyway, as long as it is properly copied to
disk, shouln't kudzu handle any hardware diffs and reconfigure when the
disk is booted?


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