boot/root disk to boot linux & restore from tape

boot/root disk to boot linux & restore from tape

Post by Phyllis Leu » Sat, 18 Feb 1995 00:28:59



Hello,

I am planning to backup my Linux OS on my floppy tape drive. I know I
need to make a boot/root disk combination in order to restore my Linux
OS from my tape. The boot/root disks must be able to load the ftape
driver at bootup... Does anyone has any idea to make the boot/root
disk?? I found that it is quite difficult!!

Regards.

 
 
 

boot/root disk to boot linux & restore from tape

Post by Michael E. Lovel » Tue, 21 Feb 1995 04:23:40


In message 16 Feb 1995 15:28:59 GMT,

Quote:> Hello,

> I am planning to backup my Linux OS on my floppy tape drive. I know I
> need to make a boot/root disk combination in order to restore my Linux
> OS from my tape. The boot/root disks must be able to load the ftape
> driver at bootup... Does anyone has any idea to make the boot/root
> disk?? I found that it is quite difficult!!

Try a utility called SAR (Search And Rescue). Should be available on both
sunsite.unc.edu and tsx-11.mit.edu, though in somewhat different locations.
One of them has it in a subdirectory called rescue. Sorry, don't remember
which one right now and I am forced to do news and mail from the DOS side
of my machine for now. SAR lets you make multi-floppy rescue sets including
boot/root combinations with programs on the root file system that you
specify. Hope this helps.

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1. Linux will not boot from the boot/root disks (installing)

I created boot/root disks OK and the when it says

... version 2.4 Booting

It just crashes. (i amusing a AMD 486dx2/80 if it makes a difference)

PS. Sorry if you've read this already but it my last post just dissapeared.

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