Well I’ve finally got my installation of 11.1 to a point where I am happy to use it for my daily work with power management working reliably, battery life almost comparable to XP and my XP alternative apps installed and configured.
Is it possible to now just clone my installation and place it on my wife’s identical thinkpad? All I would need to do then was change the usernames and passwords for login and mail.
If it’ possible what’s the best way to go about it, bearing in mind we are using a dual boot to XP system so simply cloning the whole disk would not work.
suse tpx60s wrote:
> Is it possible to now just clone my installation and place it on my
> wife’s identical thinkpad?
> If it’ possible what’s the best way to go about it, bearing in mind we
> are using a dual boot to XP system so simply cloning the whole disk
> would not work.
I recently used Clonezilla to achieve that same task. You can clone a
partition or the whole disk. Also, it runs from LiveCD so no need to
Just give it a try, for me it worked very well
Just take into account that if you are putting the clone copy into different
hardware you may still need some “tweaking”. But as both computers remain
the same, that should not be a problem.
Thanks. I’ll give that a try.
@Camaleon: are you sure? These days even GRUB works by a disk-by-id ; and disk-id’s are unique? Or is that the tweaking you’ve done?
> @Camaleon: are you sure? These days even GRUB works by a disk-by-id ;
> and disk-id’s are unique? Or is that the tweaking you’ve done?
Sure about what?
Of course… I had made some tweaks: adjust /etc/fstab to point the right
devices (for “swap” and “/” to be properly mounted).
Besides, I had to boot into runlevel 3 in order to instruct sax to re-detect
the vga card and load the right driver and had to change some bios
settings, but only because I changed all the hardware on the target
Adjusting “fstab” is a must if you want to use any cloned system in the
target system (unless you are mounting devices “by-label”, I guess :-?).
Good tip there. I wouldn’t have thought about the drive IDs if they weren’t mentioned.