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Re: lilo removal in squeeze (or, "please test grub2")

Le vendredi 28 mai 2010 à 10:45 -0400, Stephen Powell a écrit :
> Unfortunately, logical backups of a Linux machine using the extlinux
> boot loader do not work with our backup/restore software.  The master boot
> record and partition boot sector are restored correctly, but
> /boot/extlinux/extlinux.sys will probably not be restored to the exact
> same sectors from which it was backed up, and the restore software has no
> special logic to remedy that situation.  Therefore, after restore, the
> machine will not boot.  It *does* recognize lilo and has special logic
> to patch lilo after the restore so that the machine will boot.

We have understood that your backup software is broken. It’s not the
only one. There’s nothing we can do to fix broken, proprietary backup

If you want to become the new upstream for lilo because you need to cope
with broken backup software, please go ahead; I’m sure the effort will
be welcome. If not, I think you have made your point by now.

As a personal advice, I would recommend you to stop bothering with that
broken backup software, it doesn’t seem good for your health. Set up a
CIFS share on a backed-up Windows server, copy your data there using one
of the numerous solutions in Debian, and get done with it. Or just state
that you can’t backup modern Linux servers with it, and let them
struggle with Windows servers if they really decide to use this instead.

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  `-     as a signed contact.”  -- Jörg Schilling

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