Please confirm backup routine
I have spent many hours searching the forum archives to do this install and backup and I am quit happy so far and loving linux!!!!!
This is my dual boot win2x / Redhat 9 disk 0
Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40027029504 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4866 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 638 5124703+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 639 4866 33961410 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 639 3188 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6 3189 3201 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 3202 4736 12329856 83 Linux
/dev/hda8 4737 4866 1044193+ 82 Linux swap
make and check filesystem
[root@sixty root]# mke2fs -j /dev/hdb1
My backup copy command and result
[root@sixty root]# dd if=/dev/hda7 of=/dev/hdb1 bs=1024
12329856+0 records in
12329856+0 records out
The result after the dd copy when mounted
[root@sixty larry]# mount /dev/hdb1 /bkup
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdb1 12136356 2580812 8939052 23% /bkup
then edit /etc/fstab
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0?????????????????????
/dev/hda8 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /bkup ext3 defaults 1 2*********************
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
My question is, are these procedures correct? Do I have a viable copy of my working redhat installation on hdb1, and have I backed up the right partition? Or do I have a false sense of security? When I mounted hdb1, I was able to see files and directories that looked ok.
I also made images of all three partitions with Norton ghost 2003 on the win 2x sys. I may also look into mkCDrec.
Is there any reason for me to edit fstab to mount this partition or should it just sit in the back-ground waiting to save me. Does this "tmpfs /dev/shm" marked with ??? look like it belongs or is it something bad? Can I put the rest of the disk to any good use, like moving home/larry or somthing more important to a huge partition so I can collect a bunch of junk?