[CentOS-devel] Timeline for C5 beta / final?

Sun Feb 18 05:21:47 UTC 2007
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> While still on the same subject of upgrades and testing etc, if someone 
> is creating VM's to migrate a real machine into take a look at vmware's 
> Converter tool ( url: http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/ ). I've 
> not used it myself, but heard from people who have that it does what one 
> would expect from such a tool, and handles most network issues / drive 
> and driver issues fairly cleanly.

That's for windows. With Linux you can use most of the usual backup/ 
restore procedures that you would use with physical machines (tar,cpio, 
rsync, etc.) and you have to deal with the same problems of getting a 
working disk driver in the initrd image and installing grub that you 
would have with real machines.  Is there a generic tool to do those two 
things easier than booting an install CD in rescue mode and doing it by 

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com