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    Hi,

    I am in the process of installing OpenSUSE 11.0, accessing several Netware servers using Netware client for Linux. We run several mission critical DOS applications (Foxpro2 Lan and Wordstar 7.0 LAN) and, to complicate matters, we also use MS Office 2000 under Wine. So far, I am quite happy with my progress in getting everything working, although my knowledge of Linux is limited, it is growing.

    Once I have my machine all set up, I would like to duplicate it to the other machines in the office, my goal being to get rid of Windows entirely. It has taken numerous (hundreds) of hours to set everything up.

    How do I copy the installation over to another machine? I am hoping I can move it over, then change login names, passwords, drive mappings, and go......

    Thanks
    Alan

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    Default Re: Duplicate entire Linux Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by ostrowlaw
    Hi,

    I am in the process of installing OpenSUSE 11.0, accessing several
    Netware servers using Netware client for Linux. We run several mission
    critical DOS applications (Foxpro2 Lan and Wordstar 7.0 LAN) and, to
    complicate matters, we also use MS Office 2000 under Wine. So far, I am
    quite happy with my progress in getting everything working, although my
    knowledge of Linux is limited, it is growing.

    Once I have my machine all set up, I would like to duplicate it to the
    other machines in the office, my goal being to get rid of Windows
    entirely. It has taken numerous (hundreds) of hours to set everything
    up.

    How do I copy the installation over to another machine? I am hoping I
    can move it over, then change login names, passwords, drive mappings,
    and go......

    Thanks
    Alan
    Hi
    I've heard clonezilla is pretty good.
    http://clonezilla.org/

    That being said, hopefully all your hardware (network, gpu, etc) and
    architecture is the same on all the machines?

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    Default Re: Duplicate entire Linux Installation

    AutoYAST, I would have left the reply at that but wasn't allowed to by the forum software. Requires at least 10 characters to post a reply.

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    Default Re: Duplicate entire Linux Installation

    Of course I have different machines so the hardware will be different. I am much more concerned with the software settings that have taken so much time to master. So, autoyast will duplicate the settings somehow?

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    I've only tried Clonezilla for single machine cloning
    (a long time ago) and had successful results. It is
    steadily developed and is able to multicast from one
    machine to the rest. Try contacting the guys developing
    it, to give you some hints on how to do it...
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