Copying kernel and OS
jack at jarasoft.net
Wed Dec 7 22:03:15 PST 2005
Is it also possible to scp both directories to the slow machine?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Montgomery-Smith" <stephen at math.missouri.edu>
To: "Jack Raats" <jack at jarasoft.net>
Cc: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>; "FreeBSD Stable"
<freebsd-stable at freebsd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 10:29 PM
Subject: Re: Copying kernel and OS
> Jack Raats wrote:
>> I've two machines running FreeBSD 6.0-STABLE.
>> One very fast machine and one very very slow machine. On the fast machine
>> I can compile a new kernel and OS very quickly and easily.
>> Is it possible to transfer the compile world and kernel to the slow
>> machine. If yes whart directories etc... do i have to transfer.
> I do something like this. I build on the fast machine, and then use NFS
> to allow the slow machine to access /usr/src and /usr/obj. I have found
> that it is important to preserve the names of the directories, so that
> they are also called /usr/src and /usr/obj on the slow machine. Then I
> just do mergemaster, make installworld, make installkernel (in the
> appropriate order) on the slow machine, and it works like a charm.
> The entries in fstab are like this:
> hub2:/usr/obj /usr/obj nfs rw,bg,noauto 0 0
> hub2:/usr/src /usr/src nfs rw,bg,noauto 0 0
> where hub2 is the name of the fast machine.
> In /etc/exports on hub2 I have something like this
> /usr -maproot=root -alldirs -network 10.0.0.0 -mask 255.255.255.0
> (here 10.0.0.0 is the IP addresses of my LAN)
> and in /etc/rc.conf on hub2 I have some lines like
> Then on the slow machine I simply type
> mount /usr/src
> mount /usr/obj
> Stephen Montgomery-Smith
> stephen at math.missouri.edu
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