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Re: [SLE] backing up "proc" the directory re Bruce
  • From: Ted Hilts <thilts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 18:14:42 -0700
  • Message-id: <420AB582.5090500@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Bruce said: "Is that what you want? Pretty simple if so."

Ted's Answer: """Yes""" for the boot aspect. And if so simple please give me a "working example" for 3 machines (one Windoze, one dual boot with Linux and Windoze, and one dual boot for 2 differen't linux kernels) and I can take it from there for 15 machines. I need to get this part done first. I would really appreciate a working example or a stretch from a working example.

After the first part is accomplished -- yes, there is more to be considered. I want to add to this SINGLE GRUB boot disk a rescue system (linux using a kernel of my choice), a backup and restore system (Acronis) for Win machines (currently on an Acronis Boot CD), and finally YAST or something like YAST that I can launch for the specified Linux machine preempting the hard drive kernel until execution completes just as YAST now works. Since a particular YAST version is kernel specific and will not work for Slackware or Red Hat or Debian or other distributions I will want to use a bash script file instead of YAST but with the capability of pulling in YAST when appropriate and executing. If you need more detail just ask.

I have to get this all done before my "denseness" multiplies. A workable example please -- of the first part. If no one can provide a workable example of such a disk boot then it is not simple is it?

Thanks -- Ted

Bruce Marshall wrote:

Ya know.... I don't think we yet understand what you are really trying to do... Do you just want a 'global' boot cd that you can stick into any of your machines and get it booted?

Or are you trying to do something bigger......?

If the former.... than you can easily do it for 100 machines (or more) using a grub boot diskette or a CD. All grub needs to know is where is the kernel (and what its boot parms are) and also where the initrd file is if needed.

For windows it needs to know the partition to boot.

Each of your 15 (or 100) entries would be unique to the machine you are going to boot and you would title it as "Machine 12 Linux" and maybe also "Machine 12 Windows XP" When you stick the diskette/CD into machine 12, and select one or the other of those entries, it should boot the respective OS.
Is that what you want? Pretty simple if so.

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