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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.
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:
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.
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.