From: Lull, Rick <Rick_L<ull@bs...> - 2006-06-01 12:31:14
I'd think it was possible to use dd to copy the file that contains the UML
root_fs to a physical hard drive, but you would need to have physical=
to the machine at the ISP, which is probably not a possibility. Maybe have
them burn a DVD of it?
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Subject: [uml-user] Moving from UML to standalone
This might be a really, really stupid question, but I'm not in-tune with
what UML really does so please excuse if so.
I'm on an UML server via my ISP, but thinking of moving to either a new
virtual hosting service or a standalone machine.
Is it possilbe to do an image of my UML installation and extract it on a
physical harddrive, and getting it to boot?
I fear I can simply forget this but it would be really nice since I've got=
pretty complex system setup.
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From: Jeff Dike <jdike@ad...> - 2006-06-01 14:25:18
On Thu, Jun 01, 2006 at 08:24:53AM -0400, Lull, Rick wrote:
> I'd think it was possible to use dd to copy the file that contains the UML
> root_fs to a physical hard drive, but you would need to have physical access
> to the machine at the ISP, which is probably not a possibility. Maybe have
> them burn a DVD of it?
Use tar if it's going to a physical disk. In this case, you'll need
to fix device names in fstab, inittab, and securetty, and make sure
that grub/lilo are set up correctly.
If it's going to another UML host, then just copy the filesystem image
(and COW image, if applicable) over.