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creaker
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:38 am    Post subject: moving stage4 to the other box Reply with quote

Hi.
I want to move my entire system to sister's box. I packed system into stage4 and unpacked it at destination box. Now I can't to log in neither as root nor as regular user. No errors, just asks for login over and over. When booting in single mode I can login as root, but most of commands fails with "illegal instruction" message. As far as I understood it is a march issue. My system was built with march=native (for Sandy Bridge CPU), but destination box has Core2Duo E8600 CPU that requires march=core2. The most common way to fix the issue is rebuilding entire the system with new march and move new tarball to destination. But it is requires too march time, I have to built it twice (second build for restoring march=native for my box). Is there any way to fix already unpacked tarball? May be some kind of "safe mode" that blocks instructions that not supported by core2duo?
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N8Fear
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've answered your own question: you try to run sandy-bridge optimized code on a box that doesn't understand that. There's no real way around than.

I see two different options for you:

1) put the drive from the Core2Duo into the Sandy-Bridge box, boot it and rebuild there (just one rebuild, but downtime).

2) extract a stage3 tarball over the stage4 on the Core2Duo and rebuild everything there (this way the Sandy-Bridge box will continue to be usable).

Other than that you won't have much of a choice because it's embedded into the binaries...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, it seems rebuilding all the system is the only option.
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