[CentOS] [OT] Urgent request

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 19:20:36 UTC 2009


John R. Dennison wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 06:35:18PM +0000, James Bensley wrote:
>>> The server is running c-sytems software on a sco operating system.  They tell us we can't pull the hard drive and move it to another pc - something about a bug causing it to lose data.
>> Pull out the drives, mirror them and then put them back, put the
>> mirroed drives in a spare desktop pc and hay presto?
> 
> 	That's not going to work with a SCO kernel unless the new PC
> 	is identical from a hardware standpoint; SCO kernels are
> 	monolithic and have device drivers compiled and linked into
> 	the kernel.
> 
> 	If you have install media you can likely install SCO on a
> 	different PC, and then copy the rest of the old system over,
> 	not touching any of the kernel bits when you do so.  This
> 	will likely have a fair chance of success.

Better yet, try this under VMware so if you get it to work you won't 
have to go through this again and you won't have to dedicate a box to 
running old cruft.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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