. (I haven't done multi-boot for many years now.)

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Tue Dec 27 13:43:48 UTC 2016


consider to install FreeBSD, but for a transition test period to
temporarily multi-boot or at least to keep backups of the Linux

You could copy a complete Linux install or backup to an archive, while
booted to another Linux install or using a Linux live media by a simple
"cp -ai" or "tar --xattrs -czf" and if necessary simply restore it.

A backups of MBRs not necessarily could restore a bootloader, but it
doesn't harm to backup the MBR , assuming MBR is used by
"dd if=/dev/??? of=mbr.bak bs=512 count=1". At least restoring an MBR by
a systemd-nspawn (as a replacement for a chroot) from a live media is
easy to do.


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