[clug] Re: [PCUG-Linux-SIG] Disk Cloning

Brett Worth brettw at cray.com
Sun Jun 17 02:36:24 GMT 2007

Owen wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jun 2007 12:24:43 +1000
> When re-editing /etc/fstab which reads
> # /dev/hdc1
> UUID=3ebe4338-e022-4c8b-a896-95e68cc0d305 /               ext3
> defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1 # /dev/hdc5
> UUID=f13fdbb9-7e95-4fc8-a3df-7d8b9282b52d none            swap
> sw              0       0

Changing these to the hdX devices is the way to go.  The UUID's are OK
too but I fell like I have more control when using the hdX devices.  I
do use labels when using a SAN but not for smaller installations.

When you switch the drive into the primary/master slot the device should
be hda.  Also given that you used hdc does that mean that you have your
cdrom installed as primary/slave?  If it were me I'd put the cdrom in as
secondary master and have your hard drives as primary/master and
primary/slave.  I could be doing this based on old information but I
think having a cdrom on the same IDE controller as a hard disk can slow
that hard disk down.  You can use hdparm -t /dev/hdX to  check before
and after to see if the performance is improved.

Also one thing I didn't say was to make sure you do a mkswap on the new
swap partition.

I dont know what the kernel option is under ubuntu to get rid of the
splash screen.  Under fedora you remove the rhgb from the kernel options
and under SuSE you say "splash=silent" I think.  Someone on a forum said
to remove the usplash package.


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