best approach to clone a disk?
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Wed Feb 15 14:23:41 PST 2006
--- Joe Auty <joe at netmusician.org> wrote:
> It sort of helps, but sort of doesn't at the same time. I've tried
> the dump command from the script using the correct slices, and still
> had that kernel panic. I figured that using the Freesbie CD might be
> a way of testing whether my install on my master/source drive was
> somehow messed up, but I haven't gone very far with that (dump
> reports "unsupported file system" errors).
> I've also looked at growfs, but I'm not entirely sure how to handle
> the prequisite to using it which is using bsdlabel. It seems that
> running bsdlabel within /stand/sysinstall doesn't recognize the free
> space, so I can't create a new partition map that reflects this free
> space. I'll keep working at it though...
> Thanks for your help!
I didnt want to confuse you by adding the fact that dump/restore also eliminated the need to worry
about empty blocks but I'm glad Jerry mentioned it. Thanks Jerry
I hope that you have a better handle on this now Joe
I'd be interested in seeing your /etc/fstab and script just to see if it's a simple typo or
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