[ILUG] harddisk swap
enda at unison.ie
Fri Apr 30 07:15:26 IST 2004
Timothy Murphy wrote:
> On Thursday 29 April 2004 19:54, Enda wrote:
> > Where the drive class is the same, ie, SCSI / IDE etc, the device labels
> > are the same, and with partition schemes been suggested identially out
> > the box, the probability of swapping MBR's and them working is very very
> > high.
> Have you ever done this?
Yes. Its especially useful in scenario's like the posters, where you dont
have physical immediate acccess to the machine, and when you do get access,
you dont want to be standing around pointing and clicking on gui installs,
and you'd rather not have to config that quirky lan card driver / xfree86
config again. Just copy the files, and twig the boot environment. Also very
useful if you're taking an image from a clients machine who is having
problems and you're trying to diagnose the problem yourself offsite, and you
want to image the problem setup rather than attempt to replicate it.
> > Even in the case where you are the admin, and you manage to screw the
> > "standards" up, as long as you do it consistently, you'll have a ball.
> I don't know what this means.
Don't worry about it. Wont decrease the value of your linux experience, just
be consistent and you'll be fine (which is what it tried to say).
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