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Old 07-18-2006, 03:43 AM   #1
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I need to build a recovery CD/DVD which runs automatically without asking user for doing anything.I tried with acronis but i had to boot with the acronis soft cd, then put the cd that contains the recovery file.It is so complicated i need something easier for my beginner brother to use in problem case.
Help me please

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what do you want this magical cd to do?? recover what? do you not just want to use knoppix or something?
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If you make a / partition, and a /home partition, you can make the /home partition large enough to back up the root partition:

dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/home/sam/root-backup.bin bs=4k conv=noerror

Then, If linux gets messed up, boot with Knoppix and do:

dd if=/home/sam/root-backup.bin of=/dev/sda1 bs=4k conv=noerror

as root, from a terminal window.

If you don't know what a terminal window is:


gives you a great big one.


gives you back the x server (desktop).

I don't think there is any backup solution where the user doesn't need to do anything.


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