JeffS | 1 Mar 16:55 2007

boot mondorescue disks with vmware to test boot

I'm having trouble making a bootable rescue disk with Suse 10.2. But I
have discovered a good way to test bootabliity of a disk without having
to reboot the computer. Just have a vmware virtual machine boot the
mondo disk. This will tell you if your disk is bootable or not.

Regards,

JeffS

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Brian McKee | 1 Mar 17:25 2007

Re: boot mondorescue disks with vmware to test boot


On 1-Mar-07, at 10:55 AM, JeffS wrote:

> I'm having trouble making a bootable rescue disk with Suse 10.2. But I
> have discovered a good way to test bootabliity of a disk without  
> having
> to reboot the computer. Just have a vmware virtual machine boot the
> mondo disk. This will tell you if your disk is bootable or not.

Hey - here's a thought - assuming a good bootable backup, will mondo  
complete the restore?
i.e.  is mondo useable as a 'physical to virtual image' creator?
Has anybody tried this?
Brian
JeffS | 1 Mar 17:32 2007

Re: boot mondorescue disks with vmware to test boot

Brian McKee wrote:
> 
> On 1-Mar-07, at 10:55 AM, JeffS wrote:
> 
>> I'm having trouble making a bootable rescue disk with Suse 10.2. But I
>> have discovered a good way to test bootabliity of a disk without
>> having
>> to reboot the computer. Just have a vmware virtual machine boot the
>> mondo disk. This will tell you if your disk is bootable or not.
> 
> Hey - here's a thought - assuming a good bootable backup, will mondo
> complete the restore?
> i.e.  is mondo useable as a 'physical to virtual image' creator?
> Has anybody tried this?
> Brian

I booted only as expert and the boot completed normally on a suse 10.1
mondo disk. I would think the virtual volume would need some proper disk
space allocated. I did not go that far.

JeffS
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Robert Holder | 1 Mar 20:36 2007

Re: boot mondorescue disks with vmware to test boot

I have never gotten an image from a real server to restore to a vm server.

Having said that, I have not tried in a couple years, and I know there have been several updates to VMWare.

.b


On 02/03/2007, at 3:32 AM, JeffS wrote:

Brian McKee wrote:

On 1-Mar-07, at 10:55 AM, JeffS wrote:

I'm having trouble making a bootable rescue disk with Suse 10.2. But I
have discovered a good way to test bootabliity of a disk without
having
to reboot the computer. Just have a vmware virtual machine boot the
mondo disk. This will tell you if your disk is bootable or not.

Hey - here's a thought - assuming a good bootable backup, will mondo
complete the restore?
i.e.  is mondo useable as a 'physical to virtual image' creator?
Has anybody tried this?
Brian

I booted only as expert and the boot completed normally on a suse 10.1
mondo disk. I would think the virtual volume would need some proper disk
space allocated. I did not go that far.

JeffS
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JeffS | 1 Mar 22:59 2007

Suse 10.2 problem

OK,

I couldn't get patch to work so I copied the changes to mindi for Suse
10.2 and still the rescue disk won't boot. The boot stops after I enter
expert and the keyboard is dead so I can't look at the log. My older
10.1 disks boot OK.

Also my dvd is sata. This setup worked fine under suse 10.1.

I use the latest versions of mindi mondo and busybox.

Thanks,
JeffS

logs for creating the rescue disk enclosed
Attachment (mindi.log): text/x-log, 87 KiB
Attachment (mondo-archive.log): text/x-log, 71 KiB
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Andy Wright | 1 Mar 23:15 2007

Re: boot mondorescue disks with vmware to test boot

Brian McKee wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA1
>
>
> On 1-Mar-07, at 10:55 AM, JeffS wrote:
>
>   
>> I'm having trouble making a bootable rescue disk with Suse 10.2. But I
>> have discovered a good way to test bootabliity of a disk without  
>> having
>> to reboot the computer. Just have a vmware virtual machine boot the
>> mondo disk. This will tell you if your disk is bootable or not.
>>     
>
> Hey - here's a thought - assuming a good bootable backup, will mondo  
> complete the restore?
> i.e.  is mondo useable as a 'physical to virtual image' creator?
> Has anybody tried this?
> Brian
>
>   
Yes, it works.... I've just tried restoring a Mondo backup of a Centos4 
server to a VM running on Fedora 6 - works very well.

VMware server 1.0.2 is just out too.....

Andy.

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Bruno Cornec | 2 Mar 06:33 2007
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Re: Mandriva 2007.1 Beta

Philip Jones said on Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 09:40:48AM +0000:

> On Mandriva 2007.1 Beta mondoarchive fails as it cannot find mkisofs and
>  cdrecord, it appears thar they are replaced by cdrkit-genisoimage.

Perfectly true :-(
As I'm also running it, I have made symlinks 
ln -sf /usr/bin/genisoimage /usr/local/bin/mkisofs
ln -sf /usr/bin/wodim /usr/local/bin/cdrecord

Works without issue.
I'll of course solve it more cleanly in an upcoming version.

Probably will be the same issue with Etch I guess.

Added on the Wiki FAQ as well
Bruno.
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Bruno Cornec | 2 Mar 15:03 2007
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Re: Follow up : mondo_2.2.1 fails on Sarge

GATOUILLAT Pierre-Damien said on Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 12:12:19PM +0100:

> I saw that mindi searches busybox in /lib/mindi/rootfs/bin/busybox. 

Ok, my Debian packages are still experimental, and I continue to
recommend that you use official Debian packages. THere are here as an
help and should also help us with Andree reduce the differences we had.

THis is odd as in my Debian rules files says:
export PREFIX=/usr && export LIBDIR=$(PREFIX)/lib

Then that LIBDIR is taken in install.sh to do the installation:
sublocallib="$LIBDIR/mindi

and then :
sed -e "s~^MINDI_LIB=LLL~MINDI_LIB=$sublocallib~" mindi

So LLL at the end should be /usr/lib/mindi and symlinks.tgz should be
taken from there.

So there is something wrong in the way I build the .deb it seems if you
do not get that result at the end :-(

I need to have a look at that.

> But the last package mindi-busybox installs busybox in /usr/lib/mindi/rootfs/bin/ I have just copied
busybox and symlinks to /lib and the iso was correctly generated. Is it normal ? I'm going to test the iso
now, especially lvm.

It's NOT normal and should get fixed as soon as I have :
1/ more time ;-)
2/ a clearer understanding of my mistake !

THanks for reporting back.
Bruno.
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Andy Wright | 1 Mar 23:10 2007

Re: boot mondorescue disks with vmware to test boot

Brian McKee wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA1
>
>
> On 1-Mar-07, at 10:55 AM, JeffS wrote:
>
>   
>> I'm having trouble making a bootable rescue disk with Suse 10.2. But I
>> have discovered a good way to test bootabliity of a disk without  
>> having
>> to reboot the computer. Just have a vmware virtual machine boot the
>> mondo disk. This will tell you if your disk is bootable or not.
>>     
>
> Hey - here's a thought - assuming a good bootable backup, will mondo  
> complete the restore?
> i.e.  is mondo useable as a 'physical to virtual image' creator?
> Has anybody tried this?
>
>   

Yes, it works.... I've just tried restoring a Mondo backup of a Centos4 
server to a VM running on Fedora 6 - works very well.

Andy.

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Bolduc, Patrick | 1 Mar 21:07 2007

Fatal error

I m working with mondoarchive for the last 2 month without problem.
Yesterday, I backed up my server normally when this messages appeared on the screen:

Fatal error. Tarball /u001/tmp.mondo.32319/mindilinux/29674/tardir/1.tar.gz is too big for disk! (CODI)
Tell Dev Team to adjust MAX_COMPRESSED_SIZE
Please e-mail a copy of /tmp/mindi.err.29674.tgz to the mailing list.
See http://www.mondorescue.org for more information.
WE CANNOT HELP unless you enclose that file.

What can I do to fix it?
Thanks.

Patrick

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