[clug] Re: Software Feedom Day [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 13:05:10 GMT 2007

Thanks Sam

> You think it's better to give each drive a label which changes
> arbitrarily and which can't be transparently inserted into your
> filesystem hierarchy where you want? Count me out of that mess, it's a
> bad joke.

I agree - but what I would like is for linux to say, 'hey, I found
this really nice HD in there, where would you like me to put it?'

> The Debian installer has always found all my internal drives and
> partitions. I've had problems with partitioned USB flash drives, but not
> with internal PATA, SATA or SCSI drives.

Ubuntu found all the drives, and all about them.  It just didn't
bother to let me in on the secret until I made the effort do a little

> > But having done the c) thing and configured the installation of your dreams,
> > is there a neat way to back up the distribution, the configuration and all
> > the additional applications so that it can rebuild itself with a simple
> > command should you want to replace the boot hard disk or similar?
> There's always Mondo, which creates a CD or DVD that you can boot from
> and restore your entire system. I've never tried it, but it looks to do
> exactly what you've just described.

Thanks. http://www.mondorescue.org/ certainly looks conceptually like
the sort of thing I had in mind, with a number of other options
besides.  Will check it out...


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