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Old 03-31-2009, 11:12 PM   #1
guthrie
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mondo/mindi failure


After an upgrade to lenny, Mondo backup fails.

I get the message:
Calling MINDI to creat
e boot+data disks
Your boot loader is GRUB and it boots from /dev/hda
/var/tmp.mondo.12739/tmp.mondo.30564
Mindi failed to create your boot+data disks.
---promptpopup---1--- Fatal error. Debian kernel package kernel-image-2.6.6-1-386 not installed. Please install (one of): linux-image-2.6-486 kernel-image-2.6-386 linux-image-386. Terminating.
---promptpopup---Q--- [OK] ---
-->
Fatal error... Failed to generate boot+data disks
My kernel is:
# uname -a
Linux alpha 2.6.26-1-686 #1 SMP Fri Mar 13 18:08:45 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

The invocation is:
mondoarchive -ONid /backup -k FAILSAFE -E /backup -p alpha

???

Last edited by guthrie; 03-31-2009 at 11:43 PM.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 07:26 AM   #2
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So have you installed linux-image-2.6-486 or 386?
 
Old 04-02-2009, 09:26 AM   #3
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mindi fails..

No; I was afraid that would replace my current kernel with an older one.

I just did that to upgrade my kernel to Lenny. Why wouldn't this downgrade my kernel? Also, my machine is a P4, wouldn't installing a 386 or 486 kernel be sub-optimal?

Also, I'm surprised that if this is a dependency, that apt-get wouldn't know about it and resolve. Mindi does have it's own mindi-kernel installed, I thought that should have taken care of this.

||/ Name Version Description
+++-===================-===================-======================================================
ii mindi-kernel 2.4.27-2sarge4 failsafe Linux kernel for Mindi/Mondo

I did read at the mondo site that one can test mindi separately. I tried that, and it runs fine, until the "Droppping Libraries" part, and then hangs. If I interrupt it, the log doesn't show anything useful except "user aborted".

-----------------------------------------
Mindi Linux mini-distro generator v2.2.0-r881

Latest Mindi is available from http://www.mondorescue.org

BusyBox sources are available from http://www.busybox.net

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Do you want to use your own kernel to build the boot disk (y/n) ?y
Would you like to use LILO (instead of syslinux)
for your boot CD/floppies (y/n) ?n
Analyzing dependency requirements Done.
Making complete dependency list Done.
Analyzing your keyboard's configuration.

Adding the following keyboard mapping tables: Done.
Dropping i686-optimized libraries if appropriate.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 10:30 AM   #4
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It will not downgrade your kernel.
Just install the image and try again.
 
  


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