[blfs-support] moving lfs

akhiezer lfs65 at cruziero.com
Wed Mar 20 11:33:37 PDT 2013

> From blfs-support-bounces at linuxfromscratch.org Wed Mar 20 18:26:50 2013
> Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:19:46 +0100
> From: Sven Bartscher <svenbartscher at yahoo.de>
> To: BLFS Support List <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Subject: [blfs-support] moving lfs
> i want to move my lfs-system on a logical partition because i have 
> already four primary partitions on my drive and can't create any new but 
> want a few more. So to do that i would:
> copy (with rsync) all the files from the lfs partition on another 
> temporary partition (on another drive)
> delete the old partition and create the new logical partitions
> copy everything from the temporary partition back on the logical one
> edit /etc/fstab (obviously)
> i don't have to create a initramfs because i already have one.
> I there something i forgot? Something i don't need to do? Something i 
> have to take care about? I'm really scared about something goes wrong, 
> or something goes lost and all my work on my lfs-system is gone. How can 
> i make sure that everything is copied right? Can i just be sure that 
> rsync does everything right? Is there something else i should be 
> scared/afraid of?
> with hopefull (and scared) regards
> Sven

I tend to find that dd and cpio are better than rsync &c for such stuff, as 
there's less hassle over device-files and such like.



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