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Old 09-08-2005, 06:09 AM   #1
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10.2, second cd is not bootable rescue, hai from pat


earlier with 10.1 i had the same problem trying it to boot (second cd- but 10.0 was bootable) for rescue operations, i guessed it was because of much packages,
so i just wrote pat to make the 2nd of 10.2 a bootable one(there is no gnome), this is the mail and reply for those who r interested

Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 17:17:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Patrick J. Volkerding" <volkerdi@slackware.com> Add to Address BookAdd to Address Book
To: "R Radhakrishnan" <rkrishna_r6@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: 10.2 second cd bootable rescue/live cd



On Sun, 7 Aug 2005, R Radhakrishnan wrote:
> earlier 10.0's 2nd cd was bootable but 10.1's not
> i know it may b due 2 the lack of space now gnome is
> not there so we hope u will make it at a maximaum of
> Live cd

Sorry, but it's still not going to fit...

Take care,

Pat
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****still 2nd cd is full of stuff , means pat included much more things hi
so i expect something new from pat for 10.2
what magic will b in 10.2 ???
it would have been nice if it was bootable rescue cd, if possible a live cd hi

would somebody tell me how to use the original (1st slack cd) cd as a rescue cd for rescue operations like
boot to machine, or for chroot
 
Old 09-08-2005, 03:37 PM   #2
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I guess this is what Pat calls progress..........I cancelled my subscription when 10.1 came out and CD2 was not a bootable live disk............I guess being sick last year kinda scrambled Pats grey matter, I'm not gonna vote for slack as LQ's "05" distro of the year..............
 
Old 09-08-2005, 04:38 PM   #3
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Re: 10.2, second cd is not bootable rescue, hai from pat

Quote:
would somebody tell me how to use the original (1st slack cd) cd as a rescue cd for rescue operations like
boot to machine, or for chroot
,

- boot the cd and choose your keymap, login as root (da ! )
- i suppose /dev/hda1 is / (root) , /dev/hda2 is swap and the filesystem is reiserfs
Code:
     mkdir root
     mount -t reiserfs /dev/hda1 root/
     swapon /dev/hda2
     chroot root/ /bin/bash
PS: if you use other partitions like /usr, /var, /boot ....etc, first mount / then mount others

that should do the work
you might also need to mount /proc but it's not always needed

Last edited by cb951303; 09-08-2005 at 04:40 PM.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 04:59 PM   #4
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You can still use disc 1 as a live cd...

But, kde keeps growing more and more with every release, and i would not be suprised if disc 2 had just kde on it.(and barely didn't have enough space for a live cd)
 
Old 09-08-2005, 05:40 PM   #5
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Re: 10.2, second cd is not bootable rescue, hai from pat

Quote:
Originally posted by rkrishna
would somebody tell me how to use the original (1st slack cd) cd as a rescue cd for rescue operations like
boot to machine, or for chroot
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...07#post1825507
 
Old 09-08-2005, 06:28 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by liquidtenmilion
You can still use disc 1 as a live cd...

But, kde keeps growing more and more with every release, and i would not be suprised if disc 2 had just kde on it.(and barely didn't have enough space for a live cd)
kde is about 250 -300 MB righti there is sitll 350 MB for live cd
 
Old 09-08-2005, 09:35 PM   #7
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rescue cd

Not too long ago, I used the rescue cd from 10 or or 9.1 or 8.1 to get into a 10.1 system here.

Does this not work for other people?
 
Old 09-09-2005, 05:13 AM   #8
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thanks cb951303 and Charred

hi CB951303
in ur method we have to make directories.....# mkdir root mkdir boot
does all the thing extract to RAM (as live cd does)
Quote:
you might also need to mount /proc but it's not always needed
even if we doesnt have a seperate partition for /proc??????

hi charred
Quote:
boot: bare.i root=/dev/hda1 noinitrd ro
here bare.i is this the kernel from cd??

can i use a kernel made (suppose 2.6... in the /boot) or can i use the vmlinuz original which lie in the /boot?? instead of bare.i

Quote:
Not too long ago, I used the rescue cd from 10 or or 9.1 or 8.1 to get into a 10.1 system here.
hi guzzi, wht abt the one who doestnt have these old cds, but i have

actually i tried once with 10.0 2nd cd, but was not aware how to use so failed, but it booted and i could get into machine :0)

being a strange distro, slack must need this facility, it is really wanted, or the debian people will point this as a negative point comparing them
our distro must be full in all sence

SlaX could do the job, but wht abt one who doesnt have tht
 
Old 09-09-2005, 05:28 AM   #9
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Keep in mind that the growth of the binary packages (usually) also implies a growth of the sources. Things like TeTeX and KDE grow significantly, so it is not odd that much more space is needed for the sources.

rkrishna: not to be offensive in any way, but I think it will help getting longer and and more useful answers via e-mail if you use correct spelling. I'd discard e-mails that use "u r 2 lazy" spelling.

Last edited by GlowGlow; 09-09-2005 at 05:30 AM.
 
Old 09-09-2005, 05:41 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by rkrishna
[B]thanks cb951303 and Charred

hi CB951303
in ur method we have to make directories.....# mkdir root mkdir boot
does all the thing extract to RAM (as live cd does)
yes you create the directory(which is 0 byte I think ) in the ram but I wouldn't say "extract" because you don't extract anything from hdd, you just mount the data in your hdd to the directory that you made. Think of it as a door to your hdd :P

Quote:
even if we doesnt have a seperate partition for /proc??????
I really don't know much about proc system but it's a virtual filesystem to watch(read-only) kernel activities so as far as I know It should always have to be mounted separatly, when you just mount the / you can look at /proc and you will se nothing so just do a search in the forums for howto mount /proc because I don't know

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Old 09-09-2005, 07:31 AM   #11
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GlowGlow ok ok may be all are using these shortcuts for writting mail too, will keep this in mind

tetex is going big, now it uses tetex 3 it was not updating till 10.1 hi
even without gnome the cds r full then may b some nice stufs r there in 10.2
and pat will make it a rescue cd bootable and but not a live cd


wht about the Q in previous post about the kernel Q,(bare.i and keenel form /boot)
 
Old 09-09-2005, 09:01 AM   #12
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There won't be much more than you see in the changelogs. But hey, CD 1 already is a rescue CD . You can chroot with it.
 
  


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