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RE: moving F7




> -----Messaggio originale-----
> Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 05:28:54 -0600
> From: Karl Larsen <k5di zianet com>
> Subject: Re: Moving F7
> To: For users of Fedora <fedora-list redhat com>
> Message-ID: <46FB93F6 4040104 zianet com>
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> Right now I am getting update's that include another kernel. 
> It appears 
> that nVIDIA is being updated too. All this activity must be 
> redone if I 
> want to move this F7 to another hard drive.
> 
>     I have looked at /lib/modules and the first email to my 
> topic said 
> it all. "You may need to update your modules". There are thousands of 
> modules there. No way can I figure out which one to change. I 
> gather no 
> one else knows either. It would have helped if he said kernel modules.
> 
>     But the only thing that makes sense is to load a new F7 
> on the SATA 
> hard drive. Then move /home to that F7 and let it update all 
> night. This 
> I can do. The module route requires too much learning I don't 
> need to have.

Karl, sorry for my late answer - I'm at work now and I can't read all the
thread, so I hope
I'm not misunderstanding something.
I imagined that you have a F7 installation in PC A and that you want to
clone it (with something like partimage) and move it as it is to PC B or to
a bigger disk on the same pc with maybe a different partition layout.
For this to work, after cloning and restoring the partitions, you have to
boot from a rescue cd, mount / and /boot, edit fstab and grub.conf so that
they point to the correct (new) root partition.
I suggested a possible need of rebuilding the initrd in case you need to
pre-load kernel modules for accessing your hardware on the new PC. For
instance, if on PC B the hard disk is connected to a sata controller that
your old maindboard hadn't, you now need to load the right sata driver. If
this is not the case, you don't have to worry about modules.
I remember on the Fedora Forum some useful thread about cloning
installations - take a look in the howto section.
Roberto


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