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Old 08-23-2010, 06:19 PM   #1
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minimal bootable cd


Id like to download an iso file for a cd to be used like my win98se backup diskette.

I would need command line, fdisk, mkfs, mkdir, mount, umount, tar

Want to use it to backup fedora 12.

Have clonezille - know of dd - neither quite what i want.

Best if it is a relative of fedora so it makes appropriate assumptions - good if it is small to minimize download time.

Suggestions - and where would I go to get it?

Thanks
 
Old 08-23-2010, 06:20 PM   #2
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system rescue cd or ultimate boot cd are the best options I know of.
 
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:23 PM   #3
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I haven't tested this yet, but I have downloaded it and I've heard good things about it.

Trinity Rescue Kit

I default to Knoppix.
 
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Consider G4U. It is either floppy or a small cd based simple clone via dd > gz to either local or ftp. We use it all the time on some old systems.

Do you need to access that data later or is this just a save the system sort of backup?
 
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:01 AM   #5
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I just read the description of g4u - sounds like exactly what I need - will get it. It does an image copy and I wantd to do a logical copy, but for reasons explained below it appears that doing a backup/restructure is greatly complicated by lvm.
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Do you need to access that data later or is this just a save the system sort of backup?
I was trying to reproduce the disk. I wanted to do a tar copy of each partition. That way I would reogranize files and copy at the same time.

Apparently this is not allowed because when I try to mount my big partition (type 8e) it does not let me do so. It says it is mounted already. I suspect the partition is marked as under the control of the lvm. On study I see that it consists of 2 parts - one of which (lv_root)has a file system and is used to store my disk (minus boot materiL) and the other (lv_swap)which does not have a file system - 9used as swap area,

frankbell
I got a copy of knoppix - it has what i wanted -

all
will also get g4u and the other systems recommended and play with them all. Thanks to all of you - you have been very herlpful

FOLLOW ON QUESTION
Can any of you recommend a disk with hardware disgnostics? eg exercise disk cntrollers and so forth?


Dick

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Old 08-25-2010, 02:20 PM   #6
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I almost always fall back on RIP, you can do a lot with it and it boots fast, which some of the others don't. When you need to fix something it can be a nusance having to wait so long for the cd to boot. With RIP you can set up your network pretty quick too, which can be handy. Like if you have a machine on the network that's messing up and you can't perform certain tests because of it RIP may be good there. Other stuff too. I have other boot cds like UBCD and System Rescue but I seldom use them because they have features that I have to relearn every time because I don't need them that often. RIP shines because it uses the same commands you use every day. It comes in an X and a non-X version -- I like the latter. Anyway, you might want to give it a try, too.
 
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