Re: Etch Software RAID Upgrade Trouble & Suggested Installer Improvements
Claus Fischer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 1. Rescue mode needs MD devices
Try grml. I found that much more helpfull in emergencies.
> 4. Netinstall image should have some packages
> I'm not sure on that ... but having grub, a
> kernel and a modules package would have been
> an immense help.
They used to be on there. Are you sure you have a netinst and not
mini.iso/netboot or businesscard image?
> 7. There needs to be a command to copy all data
> Between cp, tar, rsync & friends there are dozens
> of variations how to copy over the files of a
> running system to another location, but none is
> - leave out lost+found
> - leave out /proc, /sys, the automatic /dev
use the same filesystem flag, or better see enxt comment
> - copy all "real" files
> - copy the /dev on harddisk under the mounted devfs
> (using mount -bind or so)
Why do you have an devfs mounted? But if you do or have udev there
then the dir is lost.
Mount the device again under a different mountpoint without any
submounts. No devfs, no udev, no proc, no sys. Then you can just copy
the whole thing.
> There is really need for a good program that does it;
> IMHO that program should be cp.
rsync. That also works when you have to copy over the network. And
include the ssh.udeb on the image.
> 9. cdrecord's miserable state is well known
> Like the majority of other Linux users, I wonder when
> $ burn_my_iso_to_cd <iso-file> /dev/cdrom
> will work as expected.
It is spelled:
Why should I specify the burner? udev sets that already.