[kwlug-disc] Using linux to fix Windows

Cory Oldford cory at peaceworks.ca
Fri Jul 3 12:32:07 EDT 2009

How about 2 drives and a unionfs? You can always recreate the union to its original state. I think asus did something similar with the eepcs.

Cory Oldford
PeaceWorks Computer Consulting
#2 - 396 Assiniboine Ave, Winnipeg
204 480 0314   --or--   519 725 7875, ext 610. 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Nijjar" <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Sent: Friday, July 3, 2009 11:01:23 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Using linux to fix Windows

On Fri, Jul 03, 2009 at 11:40:10AM -0400, Cory Oldford wrote:

> Use a combination of dhcpd, memdisk, pxelinux, and a floppy image of
> an old version of ghost. You can network boot a system and pull a
> clean image from a linux server reboot and back to business as
> usual.

Licencing comes into play here as well, which makes using Ghost (and
sending a Ghost image home with the user) somewhat tricky. 

There are imaging alternatives on Linux, but from some (really
shallow) exploration in the past none were very good. NTFS support is
the big barrier. 

- Paul

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