Re: businesscard CD as rescue CD Tutorial?
On 01/06/10 02:31, Paul E Condon wrote:
I'm thinking that there is a lot of worry on this list about
booting a squeeze system with grub2. My boot rescue skills
were never very great, but now are really quite rusty. And
my rescus CD dates from 2-3 years ago. I have and use a
businesscard CD for installing Squeeze, and I see a menu
entry on it that purports to provide rescue functions. But...
I'd like to read some tutorial material before I get into
trouble. Suggestions, anyone? What are the likely causes of
failure to boot with grub2? What actions can be taken to
fix things when one boots from a rescue disk? etc.
I have laptops that don't have a CD player.
These days I use 1GB SD cards and a little (cost about GBP 2) USB stick
that has an SD slot in the side, so it effectively gives a USB interface
to the card. I can boot one or the other (ie the card directly or
through the usb converter).
I am not sure of its rescue qualities, I am mainly a Debian Squeeze
installer for installation of new systems.
The unetbootin package seems to be the thing to create these USB/SD card
systems. [note: this needs the card preformatted with a single (at
least) fat32 partition and mounted]. It seems to be able to take any
.iso image of a system and create a usb boot environment from it.