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I added another disk to an old Dell Dim2400 that had one HD. It was a blank disk, and instead fo re-loading and re-configuring SuSE, F10, and PCLOS, I did ...
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    Copy triple boot disk and upgrade an XP Dell single HD...


    I added another disk to an old Dell Dim2400 that had one HD. It was a blank disk, and instead fo re-loading and re-configuring SuSE, F10, and PCLOS, I did a cp command from another multi-boot computer, like so:
    Code:
    cp /dev/sda /dev/sdd
    sda is an 80G Seagate, with SuSE, F10, and PCLOS.
    sdd is an 80G Western Digital.

    The copy went perfect. It begins to load SuSE in the old Dell, showing new peripheral hardware, but it stops when it realizes it's on a WD and not on a Seagate. The line is something like, 'Looking for dev/by-uid=xxx-123-Seagate-yyy'. It asks if I want to go to the next device to boot up. I enter 'NO', because it will go to Windows.

    It then exits to 'bin/sh' prompt (or something close (shell?)).

    Can I boot LiveCD and modify this so it completes the load?

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    execute this command:
    ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid
    replace the existing uuid for your seagate with the new uuid
    It might work, but you could run into other problems where ever you have made a reference to your seagate.
    Charles
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    cp command without any option do not preserve permissions and ownership. Use -a option with cp command.
    Code:
    cp -a /dev/sda /dev/sdd
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