[Soekris] how to xfer an OS/install from a VirtualBoxVM to a running Soekris, over the network?
freebsd at nagilum.org
Fri Aug 13 16:17:52 UTC 2010
Overwriting your life OS is dangerous at best.
The fs will continue to flush data to blocks which will hold something
entirely different if dd was already there. A pagefault for some
program running can cause the wrong data to be loaded and crash the
program (i.e. your shell?) or even the OS.
A safer approach would be to build a bootable image that fits in your
swap partition. Then disable swap, write the image to your swapdev
then boot from from that and then do the netcat (nc)|dd or nfs dd.
Or use freebsd update..
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Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:06:40 -0600
From: David Burgess <apt.get at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Soekris] how to xfer an OS/install from a VirtualBoxVM
to a running Soekris, over the network?
To: freebsd at nagilum.org
Cc: soekris-tech at lists.soekris.com
> On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 10:01 AM, David Burgess <apt.get at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't
>> recommend you try it if you would feel at all inconvenienced by the
>> total immediate loss of the OS and info currently running on the
>> Soekris box.
> Obviously, whether this procedure is successful or not, you're going
> to lose your current install. What I meant to express with that
> disclaimer is that obviously it might not work, and then your Soekris
> will be unbootable until you either pxeboot it or pull the drive out
> and image it.
> So don't try it if you don't want to risk borking your ability to boot
> from the internal drive temporarily and incurring some downtime.
> As I said, I've done it in Linux, but when I threw the idea out there
> I was hoping that somebody else might chime in and say "yeah, that
> will work in FreeBSD". Or maybe you're looking for adventure.
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> Soekris-tech at lists.soekris.com
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