freebsd7 on older machines
dave.list at pixelhammer.com
Sat May 10 13:14:58 UTC 2008
Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> installation cdrom.
>> i want to create a series of 'dumb terminals' which can ssh -Y into a
> make X server running - you will be able to remotely use X apps too.
>> faster machine. if necessary i suppose i can floppy in and then install
>> via nfs. or i can setup the hd on another machine that does support the
>> install cdrom and then transfer to the older machine.
>> here are the specific questions:
>> 1. do older machines work better with older versions of freebsd?
> should work with FreeBSD 7, but i would rather use 6.*
>> 2. if i dd a hd (with freebsd) onto another hd will i have a problem
>> with the mbr and be unable to boot?
> no. it will work
You can use rdump this way, I have done it many many times to "clone" a
server from one piece of hardware to another.
Boot with a live filesystem CD on the target machine
Mount your partitions under /mnt/ufs.1, /mnt/ufs.2, /mnt/ufs.3 (etc)
Then rdump from the source machine
Edit your conf files
Easy as pie ;^)
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