[clug] dd [SEC=PERSONAL]

Roppola, Antti Antti.Roppola at daff.gov.au
Mon Apr 12 00:30:03 MDT 2010

If you have not already done so, install the package "sashroot". (A
statically linked root shell including enough tools to get you out of
all sorts of predicaments)

Make sure sashroot is running whenever undertaking invasive maintenance.


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-bounces at lists.samba.org
[mailto:linux-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Alan Vidler
Sent: Sunday, 11 April 2010 4:21 PM
To: rcook at pcug.org.au
Cc: CLUG List
Subject: Re: [clug] dd

On 11/04/2010 3:48 PM Owen sent:
>> Note to self/all: be sure of which partition you're dd'ing to, before

>> you do it. Also be aware partition names can change between different

>> installs of Debian.
>> :(

> Also don't do an rm -rf as root from root. Six months work down the 
> drain!

In similar theme, it is also not good to do an rm -rf of /bin as root
when you are in Canberra, the target machine is in Brisbane, and the
most computer literate person there needs to be told that Return and
Enter keys can be regarded as equivalent...
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