[arch-general] how to migrate installs between hard drives?

Mike Sampson mike at sambodata.com
Tue Jul 28 18:29:34 EDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 6:25 AM, Will Siddall<will.siddall at gmail.com> wrote:
> Roman,
> I did try the tar method with the same results.  The only method I
> could see working would be the dd, but even looking at the mounted iso
> afterwards, permissions were not set.  I should be seeing at least
> ownership by my username, or 'user #1000' but after copying (and yes,
> with 'cp -a') it still returns root.
> Will

This sounds weird. I have used cp -av to copy entire installs from
partition to partition and from disk to disk many times in the past
and permissions were always maintained. You mentioned you are using a
ubuntu live cd to do this. Is there any chance your destination disk
is being mounted with options that would interfere with permissions ?
Maybe try the Arch live cd?


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