[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
[ale] Moving a Gentoo drive to a different machine
- Subject: [ale] Moving a Gentoo drive to a different machine
- From: jb at sourceillustrated.com (John Wells)
- Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 08:28:36 -0400 (EDT)
Thanks for the reply. For reference, this is the way I found to
accomplish this with Gentoo (thanks to the guys at #gentoo on
First, update CFLAGS, CXXFLAGS and CHOST in /etc/make.conf to match your
new architecture. You can also optionally change behavior for the new
arch with the USE variable.
Then, execute "emerge -eu world". -e specifies an empty portage tree,
and causes portage to think that none of its dependencies have been
installed, forcing a recompile.
What should result is a new system, optimized for your current machine
(you'd have to recompile the kernel yourself). In my case, I kept
running out of temporary space and said screw it. Bought a new drive (I
was due for the upgrade) and considering my options.
Christopher Bergeron said:
> John, Gentoo is a great distribution, but the price for that is paid
> by the situation that you're in. Your best solution would be to
> and copy the config files over. If you mount the other drive as,
> hdb it should be easy to copy the config files back. Maybe some
> others on the list will have differing advice / opinions...
> John Wells wrote:
>>I have Gentoo running as a mail server on a 200 mhz (pentium), 128 mb
>> machine. I want to take that hard drive out tonight and drop it into
>> a 900 mhz (althon), 512 mb machine.
>>Since Gentoo is compiled from the start to be optimized for the
>> particular machine it's running on, is there a way to incrementally
>>everything for the new architecture? I have a lot of tweaks/configs
>> I'd hate to lose. Or would it be best/easiest to back up as much as
>> I can remember and then just reinstall from scratch.
>>This message has been sent through the ALE general discussion list.
>> http://www.ale.org/mailing-lists.shtml for more info. Problems should
>> be sent to listmaster at ale dot org.
This message has been sent through the ALE general discussion list.
See http://www.ale.org/mailing-lists.shtml for more info. Problems should be
sent to listmaster at ale dot org.