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Wallsandfences
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:10 am    Post subject: Problems with cloning an install Reply with quote

Hi,
I tried to clone an existing gentoo install by booting in a third/different enviroment, mounting both the source and the target partitions and perform a
Code:
cp /source/* /target

It works and boots up to the point where gnome should be started. That fails exhibiting a blank screen and the gnome sandclock mouse pointer.
I tried a re-install of nvidia-drivers and similar things to no avail. Did I miss the obvious somewhere?

Rüdiger
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py-ro
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
cp -a


Without you are missing somr important informations, like permissions and owners.

Bye
Py
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