backups and moving LFS

Daniel Davis planetes at mediaone.net
Mon Nov 27 10:58:09 PST 2000


Are you sure that the drive configuration on the P-150 matches the fstab?

Daniel Davis
Web Developer
Bryant Design
daniel at bryantdesign.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Seth Payne" <SPayne at Legato.com>
To: <lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 1:39 PM
Subject: RE: backups and moving LFS


> I built my LFS system on a PII 400 and tried moving it to a P-150.  It
> booted ok but when it got to mounting my file systems it didnt work.  It
> gave errors that i could not initialize swap or mount my partitions...
> Anyway, I dont know what the problem was but it didnt work for me.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Green [mailto:jim at vardus.net]
> Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 9:33 AM
> To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
> Subject: Re: backups and moving LFS
>
>
> 1. Yep, tar keeps permissions. It wouldn't be much of a backup program if
it
> did not ;-)
>
> 2. Again, Yep, you should be able to just copy across and then change the
> config files you need to. BTW I built a LFS on a pentium and copied it to
a
> 486sx (no maths co-pro!) I havn't had any problems with it, but remember
to
> build a kernel for 486 - you can then copy that across too! (there is a
> chance I am wrong about this - but I have not had any problems...)
>
> If you have unoptimised binaries, you will probably want to strip out
> debugging symbols - to see how to do this look at LFS 2.2 (I think there
is
> still a copy in the LDP howto section - from the days when LFS *was* a
> howto!)
> From memory:
>
> strip --strip-debug /lib/*        (to strip debugging symbols from
libraries
> in /lib)
>
> strip --strip-all /bin/*            (to strip all symbols from binaries in
> /bin)
>
> THis will make a *big* difference, especially on the 486, and especially
if
> you are a little tight on RAM!
>
> Have fun
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Tijmen Stam
> To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
> Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 3:57 PM
> Subject: backups and moving LFS
>
>
> Hi
> two questions:
> 1: I want to backup my base LFS system, before I go fiddling with it. Does
> tar keep owners & permissions & such? I did RTFM, but didn't find out
> anything.. If not, what's your advice?
> 2: I built the LFS on an pentium 1, with no optimalisation (e.g. didn't
set
> the C(XX)FLAGS envvars at all.)
> Con I copy this to a k6-II, and is it true that the only files I have to
> alter then are network-related and /etc/fstab files (and the kernel for
> hardware-specific options?)
> (BTW I didn't optimize becaus I was to copy it to a 486, but that
shouldn't
> work, because for e.g. bash's configure autodetects itsself that it should
> optimize for a 586 host... :-( that's gonna be rebuilding!
> Anyway, I found the part about the optimalization a bit unclear (sorry,
> haven't checked 2.4.3 yet, I still use 2.4.2) (All praises for the rest!)
> Gracias, Tijmen
> --
> From Tijmen Stam - "I believe in Linux" - tijmen at stamadvies.nl
> POVray page http://members.tripod.lycos.nl/somepage/ Last update:
2000-11-23
> count linux @ counter.li.org reg#178552, Machine#78930 & #78931
>
> Everyone calling himself a linux master should have completely read the
Bash
> man page and all kernel documentation, as a test to prove himself and to
> free
> some bandwith on comp.os.linux.* ( Honestly, I haven't done this all
yet )-:
>
>
>
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