[mythtv-users] Rsync test system

Steve Boyer steveboyer85 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 17:05:30 UTC 2017

> Greetings mythizens, maybe I'm being over cautious here but, rather than
> just run " dist-upgrade" ( runnung 0.28 interested in 0.29) I'd rather have
> a test environment to work/play in. I have a second 80 GB portion next to
> my 80 GB OS partition. Do I have to first install xenial on the second
> partition then restore the rsync backup, or is there a way to make the
> restore bootable?
> If your primary drive has two 80 GB partitions, sda1 sda2 and sda1 <=
sda2, you can clone your install onto sda2 boot from that, mess it up, blow
it away, clone back, etc. You'll have to boot into a live environment. I
like to use partclone and the SystemRescueCD, personally.

partclone.extfs -s /dev/sda1 -b -o /dev/sda2 (no promises if syntax is
grub-install /dev/sda
reboot and select the OS on /dev/sda2.


TIA Daryl
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