Re: rescue bootable cd ???
On 10/1/07, C M Reinehr <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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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