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Unix System V is from 1983. There is a pretty good chance that the disk image you have is not even for Intel x86 architectures and won't work at all on your system or emulator. Maybe if you used one of the alternate qemu architectures. But most likely you'd need to get your hands on compatible hardware that still works. There are some youtube videos where ...
The netinst liveUSB does not include any GUI. As far as I know, you have two options: (1) install the current core system, and install a graphical user manager afterwards, or (2) install another version of debian which contains a GUI on the USB. (1) - Install the core system and install a graphical environment - this could be: Gnome, KDE, Xfce or ay other. ...
You can do that if you will put all necessary for overwriting programs into tmpfs and execute them from there. Risky, and you should have backup handy if something wents wrong.
After many hours it is clear to me that it is better to copy a script to the target system and execute it there. d-i preseed/late_command string cp -a /cdrom/preseed/post-install.sh /target/post-install.sh; in-target /bin/bash /post-install.sh
A DHCP server gives the client the IP address, static route, DNS server, a filename to load, and the "next-server" name or IP to load it from, and other config details. The problem is "where are you going to configure those details if not from DHCP"? Does your BIOS give you that option, fields to enter those details? Most likely not. You could create ...
Never done it, sounds very risky, but it can work. First, stop all services and all programs running at the moment and after that do the rsync. Another thing that may help, is to chroot to the usb OS first, in order to have access to the correct libraries during your work.
you could run into compability problems if config files change their format or if you have plugins included in your dotfiles (e.g. firefox). Just give it a try. I've used the same home directory on a dual boot system for Arch and openSuSe and went well with it. You should watch out for files like .xinitrc where typically a window manager is specified. So ...
No problem. That's a common scenario. I recommend plugging your new HD into the first connector on your board, and unplugging your old drive during installation, but it's not critical. After you get the new system installed (make sure you do it on the new drive! (-: ), plug in your old drive, boot to the new system, drop into a shell and type sudo gparted ...
You can find a complete tutorial of how installing AT&T System V/386 (SYSVR4 v 2.1) in Bochs on the www.linuxquestions.org forum. Some paticipants of the forum claim to run it under qemu, VirtualBox and even on an bare bone Pentium 3. Even if studying System V is a form of computer archeology, it could still have some historical and technical interest. ...
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