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From: Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] When copying an os to new disk
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 21:26:24
Message-Id: 201002192225.29528.volkerarmin@googlemail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] When copying an os to new disk by Harry Putnam
On Freitag 19 Februar 2010, Harry Putnam wrote:
> I'm currently rsyncing an OS (new gentoo install) from one vmware disk > to a newly created one. > > I know not to copy /proc but not sure about /dev. Looking at an > unbooted OS disk with an install on it... I see /dev/ is populated > (with no boot up), but I recall seeing things during boot like > `populating /dev' (I think). > > So should I copy it over to new disk or not?
no. You just create /dev/null, /dev/console and /dev/zero. Everything else is optional and not needed. man mknod will tell you everything you need to know.

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