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Re: rescue bootable cd ???

On Monday 01 October 2007 16:41, Jim Crilly wrote:
> On 09/28/07 05:26:27PM -0500, helices wrote:
> > What do you do?
> The last few times I need to rescue something I used an Ubuntu disc that I
> had laying around, it doesn't include LVM but it uses a copy-on-write
> unionfs so that you can install packages onto the running LiveCD. Of course
> they're lost on reboot, but with a fast Internet connection that doesn't
> really matter.
> I would be surprised if Knoppix didn't already have similar functionality.
> Jim.

I've seen the term before but don't understand exactly what COW means, but I 
think I know what you're talking about. I had a failing disk drive last 
Friday and had to boot my system off of a Knoppix disk to see what I could 
salvage from my raid-1 array. Knoppix didn't seem to include the 
smartmontools package but I was able to use apt-get to install it on the fly 
and use it to diagnose which disk was failing.


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