Re: ghost for linux?
hi ya mad...
never mind....dont bother to reply...
did not say many things eithere...
On Thu, 1 Mar 2001, MaD dUCK wrote:
> also sprach Alvin Oga (on Thu, 01 Mar 2001 06:25:31PM -0800):
> > donno...not everybody makes a bootable cdrom for their backups...
> > i think its nuts...to make a cdrom backup... but..oh well...
> a bootable cdrom is quite hard to make... rockridge extensions and all
> that jazz. no, you cannot just "dd your harddisk onto the cd" (if you
> could dd to cdr), and expect it to boot. you'd need ramdisks et al.
did not say to "dd to cdrom"...blah..blah...
> > taring does NOT copy teh boot info...so your disk is NOT yet
> > bootable till you run lilo onit...
> did i ever say that? tar'ing copies the file system, not the disk
> sectors. it's preferable to dd'ing because it is partition
> independent, and because it doesn't screw with bad block tables.
> > - dd sometimes works...sometimes not....
> dd always works. you may be doing something wrong some of the times.
am telling you from doing it hundreds of times...yes..i make hundeds of
dd does NOT always work....depends on disks, depend on mb...blah..blah..