moving disks between archs
kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Feb 10 22:00:14 PST 2006
On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 12:52:17AM -0500, James Tanis wrote:
> On 2/10/06, Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 12:51:18PM -0500, James Tanis wrote:
> > > Tar will work, but not a drive formatted on an i386 with a tar file on
> > > it.
> > Not if you store the tar file in a UFS filesystem on the drive, but I
> > suggested writing it to the raw disk where it is just a stream of bits
> > and therefore endian-neutral.
> That would imply that endianness is a function of the OS/filesystem
> rather than the architecture, which is wrong.
Maybe on solaris, but not on other OSes such as FreeBSD.
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