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Re: [suse-amd64] Moving SuSE 9 from sda2 to hda1
  • From: David Liontooth <liontooth@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 22:26:03 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <402FF17E.7010703@xxxxxxxxxx>
Thanks! Now what about my other question -- how to move a 9.0 installation from RAID5 to IDE?

Lothar Hansche very helpfully provided the tested recipe for reinstalling from loop-mounted DVDs.

Could I also just dd the current installation over to the new partition?

Something along the lines of

dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/dev/hda1

Now the problem of course is that /dev/sda2 is far larger (500GB) than /dev/hda1 (10GB). Any way around this?
I imagine I can't just use cp or mv as it won't handle the device nodes correctly?


Andi Kleen wrote:

On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 18:37:44 -0800
David Liontooth <liontooth@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

How can I boot directly into a text console and not into SuSE's graphics console (I set it to boot to run level 3)?
How can I increase the font size at boot?

Finally, the kernel isn't supporting my flat screen display -- the text is squashed and unreadable. An old CRT works.
(VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 27))

Remove the vga=... setting in /boot/grub/menu.lst. This will give you a standard
80x25 VGA text mode console.


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