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Old 03-13-2008, 12:07 AM   #1
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Howto use a live cd with images ....mini howtos


Disclaimer, do at own risk.

I intend to show short instructions with more pix to illustrate to newbies how to do stuff. I know there are other ways, and I will have a sister howto on rescue cd.For these pix, I ran various distros in virtualbox to allow easy snapshots to be taken. And the live cd was SystemRescueCd found here....about 180 Megabytes

http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page

RecoveryIsPossible is even smaller about 80 Megs. Knoppix is too large about 700 Megs but tends to be a demo cd and not a rescue one. It also automounts hard drive partitions which is not what I want in these howtos.

Change bios boot order to optical drive before hard drives.

Boot live cd
http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...hin2cm&thumb=4

type startx to begin

Last edited by aus9; 12-05-2008 at 05:15 AM. Reason: new server images
 
Old 03-13-2008, 12:08 AM   #2
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Checking your partition graphically

double click the icon below the screwdriver icon to start gparted
http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...ig9u3b&thumb=4

In the pic, we have /dev/sda1 ext3 format and there is a flag showing its bootable.....to word boot.
http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...nyjmz4&thumb=4

Pretending you had no bootable flag you could do this.I am right handed (reverse instruction if you are a left hander)
Right hand click on the partition that needs bootable flag.....definately true of all vfat partitions
http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...t00jyu&thumb=4

select manage flags
http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...ktzzcn&thumb=4

click into box next to flag
http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...0tzgzj&thumb=4


click close and check that bootable is showing up against your target partition
http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...nyjmz4&thumb=4

Last edited by aus9; 12-05-2008 at 06:01 AM. Reason: new image server
 
Old 03-13-2008, 12:09 AM   #3
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my post 3

restoring grub into mbr or a "root" partition

in shell or terminal

for each line, press enter at end of each line
Code:
grub
root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)
quit
http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...wvzujn&thumb=4

If you want certain partition to be chainloaded to with a grub in mbr from Distro A and chainload to grub in partition x for Distro B


then commands and press enter at end of each line
Code:
grub
root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0,0)
quit
http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...wj3zoo&thumb=4

Last edited by aus9; 12-05-2008 at 05:24 AM. Reason: NEW IMAGE SERVER
 
Old 03-13-2008, 09:36 AM   #4
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my post 4

Mount an usb memory stick to access info and copy and paste info. Note we have yet to cover how to mount each partition which is my next post.

Click into the shell ....the shell is already opened when you startx.

Code:
cd /
mkdir /usb
......(insert your usb stick)...(wait a little time until usb led stops flashing then run)
tail /var/log/messages
http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...dxndjb&thumb=4

> the output will tell you what device name has been allocated to your usb...here is sdb drive so partition is sdb1

Code:
mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /usb
http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...quse0n&thumb=4

Code:
ls /usb
http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...dmtt3z&thumb=4

Testing copy and paste between 2 leafpads.

Open one leafpad by double clicking the icon of the pen and paper

Open a second leafpad by typing leafpad in the the terminal (shell)

In leafpad one..highlight some text with the mouse

http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...2jdm59&thumb=4


Use shortcut keys Control + C (=copy) to clipboard

click into second leafpad and use keys Control + v (=paste)
or left click into second leafpad where you want to paste and use the menu to paste

http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...jva3ry&thumb=4


result is thru either method
http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...tkd1zz&thumb=4

Last edited by aus9; 12-05-2008 at 05:44 AM. Reason: NEW IMAGE SERVER
 
  


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