Re: rescue bootable cd ???
On Monday 01 October 2007 17:44, Jaime Ochoa Malagón wrote:
Yes, that's where I have seen the term before, but I've been too lazy & too
short of time to seriously consider it. I've been playing with Debian Live in
my spare time for the past couple of months.
> 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.
> > Cheers!
> > cmr
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