[linux] Ghosting Linux Machines

Peter Abrahamsen peidran at u.washington.edu
Thu Sep 11 15:35:35 PDT 2003

Well, what's it say in the server's logs?


On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 03:26:30PM -0700, Tristan Burch wrote:

> The machines (Dell Dimension 8250) are exactly the same. The original works

> flawlessly, but when I ghost the new machine, I run into one problem. Each

> user's home directory is stored remotely and after ghosting the machine, the

> new machine is no longer able mount the user's home directory. I've tried to

> mount the user's home directory manually, which doesn't work; doing this

> gives permission denied error. The firewall is off, IP tables are off, and

> all the setting are exactly the same as the working machine (different IPs

> and hostnames). The server has the machines IP in exports file on the

> network server.


> Thanks,


> Tristan Burch

> tburch at u.washington.edu


> -----Original Message-----

> From: linux-bounces at mailman.u.washington.edu

> [mailto:linux-bounces at mailman.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Jesse Keating

> Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 2:27 PM

> To: Linux/Unix Users Group at the UW

> Subject: Re: [linux] Ghosting Linux Machines


> On Thursday 11 September 2003 13:49, Tristan Burch wrote:

> > I'm having trouble ghosting a machine that is dual booting Windows XP

> > and Redhat 9.0. I know in windows you have to run sysprep to get the

> > machine a unique SID. Is there anything like this for linux?


> What exactly would you need unique on the Linux side of things? There

> isn't really a concept of a SID within Linux that I'm aware of..


> Can you expand a bit on "trouble" ?


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