On Wed, 17 Nov 1999, Brian Scanlan wrote:
> I'm not sure if ye understand my understanding of the Solaris feature...
> *grin*. You can do an install of Solaris 8 onto a mounted non-root disk,
> do an install, play with the configuration files, then reboot and instantly
> you're up to a configured Solaris 8, with minimal downtime. I wasn't talking
> about a live upgrade, that's far too risky for big customers where downtime
> simply can't happen :)
Ah! I think I get it...you want to, say, stick a hard-disk into a 'puter,
install all the install stuff on this (non-system) disk and then boot off
the new disk with no disruption to normal service... right?
Yeah, you can do that with rpm....partition the disk, mke2fs, mount the
disk somewhere handy like /mnt/newdisk, and then do everything you'd
normally do for a Linux install, but with the flag --root /mnt/newdisk.
Of course, it's possible I've completely misunderstood what you want to
do, in which case ignore this :)
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