[kwlug-disc] Using linux to fix Windows

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Jul 3 20:44:50 EDT 2009


Cory Oldford wrote, On 07/03/2009 11:40 AM:
 > 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.

Doesn't give the user a restore CD as it would seem to be intended. No 
net boot at the users home at that point.

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http://www.clonezilla.org/

(I've used this successfully, at least once.)

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As Lori mentions, http://www.mondorescue.org/.

Make your default install fit on a DVD, for this Bare Metal Restore.


L.D. Paniak wrote, On 07/03/2009 12:30 PM:
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> You should be able to build a system restore image on your 10GB
> partition with mondoarchive.  Mondoarchive will give you a bootable
> re-install image which you can access from grub.
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> NTFS support in Linux has come a long way recently.  It may or may not
> be up to the task.
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