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RE: Upgrade hard-disk using autoyast?
  • From: "Richard Parvass" <rsp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 18:45:52 +0100
  • Message-id: <220B98BB125A8B4180112D0D4A4464DF03067B@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Whoops. So sorry - didn't see the autoinstall mailing list. I'll try my luck there.

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Parvass
Sent: Tue 2003-04-01 18:39
To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Upgrade hard-disk using autoyast?

Hi there

I thought this would be an easy process, but I'm finding out it's not.

I made a clone of my workstation using the autoinstall option of yast, so I obtained a clone.xml, and copied the tar off somewhere else. I had a single partition.

I then replaced the drive for a larger one, set out the partitions as I wanted, performed a minimum install, used autoinstall to get a clone2.xml again, then pasted the partition information from clone2 into clone.xml. I put this on a floppy as autoinstall.xml and started the installation process all over again.

Now I thought it would use the partition information I gave it and install accordingly, but I was wrong. It took the first partition of 100M which was supposed to be for /boot, and used it as /. I suspect it didn't try to do any partitioning and simply used what was on the disk already, but ignored my custom mount points. hda2 was used as swap (as it should have been), and it then proceded to install, only to fail half way through because there wasn't sufficient space on / !!!

Where am I going wrong?

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