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Re: [SLE] backing up "proc" the directory re Bruce
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 17:39:02 -0500
  • Message-id: <200502091739.02588.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 09 February 2005 05:31 pm, Ted Hilts wrote:
> Bruce
> Okay. I will go to and familarize myself with the
> GRUB instructions and examples and see if I can do this with the 15
> machines I have on my LAN, some Windows, some Linux. I will then create
> a Grub Boot Disk (diskette or CD) and try to "set it up" to accomplish
> booting to the boot section of each of the 15 LAN machines.

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

Is that what you want? Pretty simple if so.

> Will let you know if I have a problem. It may take me a couple of weeks
> to get back to you because of my busy schedule.
> Thanks for taking the time to inform me in a general way on this matter.
> I would have liked a working example of at least 2 machines set up on a
> Grub Boot Disk as this example would have helped me appreciate the new
> concepts of using GRUB. I have only worked with LILO in the past.
> Thanks -TED
> Bruce Marshall wrote:
> >Why is this so hard to understand? Grub is merely a small program that
> > can read from many types of file systems and boot those systems.
> > Simple.
> >
> >>Thanks -- Ted
> >>
> >>Bruce said
> >>
> >>>You can easily make a grub boot floppy which will give you the same menu
> >>>setup that you have on SuSE and you can go from there.
> >>>
> >>>Go to: and do a search on grub to find some
> >>>instructions.
> !DSPAM:420a8f2160771835415941!

+ Bruce S. Marshall bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx Bellaire, MI 02/09/05 17:34 +
Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do "practice?"

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