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Old 03-16-2005, 09:25 AM   #1
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restore cd


I would like to know how to set the restore point on my slackware 10.0 so I can use the restore cd if I have to, I would appreciate the help with this>
 
Old 03-16-2005, 03:52 PM   #2
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what's a restore point??

as for the restore cd, i take it you are you talking about slackware cd #2, which doubles as a rescue cd??
 
Old 03-16-2005, 10:02 PM   #3
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Yes I am talking about the second cd, I think what I am talking about is doing a backup so I could boot from the second cd. I would appreciate the help.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 11:36 PM   #4
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why do you want to boot from the second cd?? pls explain more what are you trying to do....

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Old 03-17-2005, 01:40 AM   #5
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Are looking for windows xp restore function in linux? It doesn't exist. Ahh the beauty of linux. If you are logged into as a normal user, you don't have write permission to most directories so every stays clean. If you want to make backups of stuff in linux just jam whatever into a tar and gzip or bzip it up. That's it. Also I believe only slack 10 not 10.1 cd 2 has the initrd.gz image you want. I don't even think 10.1 cd 2 is bootable.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 01:29 PM   #6
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All I really want to do is set whatever I have to to be able to use the resuce cd if I have to I would appreciate the help.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 01:42 PM   #7
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you don't need to do anything special to be able to use the rescue cd... the rescue cd is a live linux system which runs in ram from which you can do whatever you need to do to get your system fixed when something went wrong and you can't do it from the hard-disk installed system itself...

i don't exactly remember what the windows rescue/restore cd is like, but i think it's something completely different... the slackware rescue cd allows you to FIX whatever you need to fix, but not to "restore" the system... you could, for example, use the slackware rescue cd to re-install lilo on your MBR if you screwed it up... the slackware rescue cd can be used to fix any number of things that could have gone wrong with your hard-disk install... but it doesn't come with any "restore" function or anything like that, AFAIK (maybe it comes with partimage?)... if you want something you can use to make your own "restore cd" take a look at partimage:

http://www.partimage.org/

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Old 03-17-2005, 01:53 PM   #8
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I think that is why patrick doesn't have the recsue image in slack 10.1 anymore. Just make a grub boot floppy and that is your rescue disk. It would boot anything, anywhere. You could even copy the rescue image from slack 10 onto your /boot partition and but it up from there with the floppy.

I have slack-current rsynced to a serparte parttion on my drive. I didn't want anyone to see it or ever boot up from the partition using the kernels/bare.i/bzImage and isolinux/initrd.img in the slack-current folders. So I use grub and when it boots I just press c for a command line and boot it up myselft like.

root (hd0,6)

kernel slack-current/kernels/bare.i/bzImage load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=6464 rw root=/dev/ram SLACK_KERNEL=bare.i

initrd slackware-current/isolinux/initrd.img

boot


Boots right from the partition.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 02:03 PM   #9
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thanks for the tip, chbin...

also, i didn't know there's no rescue image on 10.1's cd #2... i haven't had any use for cd #2 (gnome/kde) so i only downloaded cd #1 this time around...

BTW, paul62: you can use almost any live cd distro as a rescue cd... knoppix, slax, etc... there's also many live cd distros specially tailored for rescue operations:

http://www.google.com/search?q=linux+rescue+cd
 
Old 03-17-2005, 02:20 PM   #10
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Take a look at SystemRescueCD

Quote:
SystemRescueCd is a linux system on a bootable cdrom for repairing your system and your data after a crash. It also aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the partitions of the hard disk. It contains a lot of system utilities (parted, partimage, fstools, ...) and basic ones (editors, midnight commander, network tools). It aims to be very easy to use: just boot from the cdrom, and you can do everything.
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Old 03-17-2005, 02:29 PM   #11
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the thing i don't like about SystemRescueCd is that it hasn't been updated for so long... but other than that, i think it's a great little distro...
 
Old 03-17-2005, 02:32 PM   #12
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there was a restore cd project called mondo rescue:

http://www.mondorescue.org/

mondo was cool cuz it was so simple to make a bare-metal restore cd...

but i could have sworn i heard something about them getting shut-down by some company for copyright infringement or something a while back... i don't remember exactly... anybody got the scoop???


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