[mythtv-users] What would happen if I cloned a working system disk and put it in another system?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 03:30:08 UTC 2008

On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 10:14 PM, Craig Huff <huffcslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Long story / short:  I am still running MythTV 0.20.x on FC6 and/or
> CentOS 5.x for various reasons.
> If I temporarily add another hard drive to one of my working systems,
> partition it appropriately, and use "dump | restore" to get a
> duplicate disk (and then figure out how to put the MBR on it and fix
> issues with Fedora's predilection to tie everything to the disk UID
> instead of the partition name, such as /dev/hda4) is there a decent
> chance it will work as a system disk for another system with a
> different mobo, but with the same cpu family -- meaning something like
> AMD Athlon - AMD Athlon, or Intel Core 2 Duo - Intel Core 2 Duo?

I have done this several times with no problems. I am running gentoo
though so I build my own kernel and know what drivers are included in
the kernel. The biggest problem will be if you need some new driver
for the hard disk. Everything else should not really be an issue.


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