also sprach csj <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2002.04.03.1936 +0200]: > > or you could tar up the root directory except for /dev and /proc and > > provide a boot disk to untar it onto a disk on which you created > > partitions all from a boot disk. after untaring you only need to > > recreate /dev and install lilo. that's a 20 line script if you ask > > me... > > I know the pointlessness of tarring /proc. But what's the danger of > backing up /dev? i actually don't know, and it's probably a question of switches passed to tar, but i've had the tar process lock up while munging on my /dev. i do think that tar's actually capable of packing /dev without problems, i just haven't suceeded for it hasn't been much of a deal for me. recreating /dev is easy... -- martin; (greetings from the heart of the sun.) \____ echo mailto: !#^."<*>"|tr "<*> mailto:" net@madduck no micro$oft components were used in the creation or posting of this email. therefore, it is 100% virus free and does not use html by default (yuck!).
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