i bought a new iomega external cdrw/dvd player/ usb 2.0 and it worked imemdiately- i was shocked. i had to figure out that i needed ide-scsi loaded to burn a cd but once done that works great too after installing and figuring out cdrecord. anyhow....
i would like to backup my system prior to upgrading suse 9.0 to 9.1 and can't seem o get anything to work.
trying mondo i went through about 10 rpms that i needed to deal w/inconsistancies and finally found i couldnt install one called libslang i think.. i found some info on installing the rpm with the --nodeps option but havent tried yet
i tried the partimage bootcd and when that boots up it gets to a point that says it cant open the cd image (its booting on the cd?!?!), so maybe i need to go through a boot floppy?? (which id have to add to the system-doable i guess
i tried using the backup in yast but that filled up my hardrive space, crashed, then wouldnt let me in as a my usual user.. luckily root got me in and i could delete the file which luckily allowed me to log in again..
so before i go nuts (some more) maybe someone can point me down a particular road of insanity (ie what disk image or backup software do you recommend that'll do the whole drive)?
i have not yet downloaded or tried the mondo installation cd.. anybody tried that? what id really like is some standard (as in windoze: BE or Arcserve equivalent but open source) backup software that'll get everything except certain data i dont have room or need to backup like a lot of mp3's..
any tips for the ones ive tried or something new thats not going to send me over the edge? i cannot believe what a pain it is to install software.. but i am still amazed at the greast efforts put into this by so many people