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11<title>Hardware Related</title>
12</articleinfo>
13
14<para></para>
15<informaltable><tgroup cols="3"><tbody>
16<row>
17<entry>
18Mondo Rescue and Mindi Linux HOWTO
19</entry>
20</row>
21<row>
22<entry>
23<ulink url="faqinstallation.html">Prev</ulink>
24</entry>
25<entry>
26Chapter 10. Troubleshooting/FAQ
27</entry>
28<entry>
29<ulink url="faqbackup.html">Next</ulink>
30</entry>
31</row>
32</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
33
34<sect1 id="FAQHARDWARERELATE"><title>10.5. Hardware Related</title>
35<variablelist>
36<listitem>
37<para></para>
38</listitem></varlistentry>
39<varlistentry><term>Q:
40<para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN698">Can Mondo handle
41CD-RW?</ulink></para></term>
42<varlistentry><term>Q:
43<para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN703">Does Mondo
44support tape drives?</ulink></para></term>
45<varlistentry><term>Q:
46<para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN708">Does Mondo
47support my tape drive??</ulink></para></term>
48<varlistentry><term>Q:
49<para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN713">How do I copy the
50floppy images from the CD to floppy disks?</ulink></para></term>
51<varlistentry><term>Q:
52<para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN722">Sometimes, my
53laptop won't mount Mondo CD properly, or something.
54Umm...</ulink></para></term>
55<varlistentry><term>Q:
56<para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN727">Does Mondo
57support RAID?</ulink></para></term>
58<varlistentry><term>Q:
59<para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN732">Where is my CD
60burner, in SCSI terms?</ulink></para></term>
61<varlistentry><term>Q:
62<para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN740">Can Mondo handle
63SCSI devices?</ulink></para></term>
64</variablelist>
65<para><anchor id="AEN698"/>Q: Can Mondo handle CD-RW?</para>
66<para>A: Yes. Use '-Ow &lt;speed&gt; &lt;device&gt;' to make it
67work.</para>
68<para><anchor id="AEN703"/>Q: Does Mondo support tape
69drives?</para>
70<para>A: Yes. See above.</para>
71<para><anchor id="AEN708"/>Q: Does Mondo support my tape
72drive?</para>
73<para>A: If your tape drive and its firmware and the kernel-level
74driver support fopen(), fread(), fwrite() and fclose() - standard C
75library calls - then yes, Mondo should support it. If not, well,
76you need a refund. :) Mondo plays nicely with any sane, sensible
77drives. That's most of them, by the way. :) If your drive doesn't
78play nicely with Mondo then you may try tinkering with setblksize
79and defblksize using 'mt', or tweaking Mondo's block size by
80recompiling it with make INTTAPE=4096 or INTTAPE=8192 or something.
81Other than that, you need a priest or a refund.</para>
82<para><anchor id="AEN713"/>Q: How do I copy the floppy images from
83the CD to floppy disks?</para>
84<para>A: Mount the CD-ROM, e.g. at /mnt/cdrom. Insert a blank
85floppy. Type:</para>
86<para></para>
87<informaltable><tgroup cols="1"><tbody>
88<row>
89<entry>
90
91bash# cd /mnt/cdrom/imagesbash# dd if=mindi-boot.1722.img of=/dev/fd0u1722
92
93</entry>
94</row>
95</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
96
97<para>Insert another blank floppy and type:</para>
98<para></para>
99<informaltable><tgroup cols="1"><tbody>
100<row>
101<entry>
102
103bash# dd if=mindi-data-1.img of=/dev/fd0u1722
104
105</entry>
106</row>
107</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
108
109<para>Do the above for each 'mindi-data' disk image.</para>
110<para><anchor id="AEN722"/>Q: Sometimes, my laptop won't mount
111Mondo CD properly, or something. Umm...</para>
112<para>A: Please insert the CD, close the CD-ROM tray, wait a few
113seconds and then press Enter to acknowledge insertion of the next
114CD. Your laptop is on crack and is sucking a little too hard on the
115pipe.</para>
116<para><anchor id="AEN727"/>Q: Does Mondo support RAID?</para>
117<para>A: Yes. You may backup and restore RAID systems. You may also
118backup a non-RAID system and restore as RAID (or vice versa) by
119using the mountlist editor to edit your RAID and non-RAID
120partitions and their settings. Mondo will do the partitioning and
121formatting for you.</para>
122<para><anchor id="AEN732"/>Q: Where is my CD burner, in SCSI
123terms?</para>
124<para>A: Type:</para>
125<para></para>
126<informaltable><tgroup cols="1"><tbody>
127<row>
128<entry>
129
130bash# cdrecord -scanbus
131
132</entry>
133</row>
134</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
135
136<para>Find your CD burner's device# (e.g. '0,0,0'). Call Mondo with
137the switch '-Oc &lt;speed&gt;' -d '&lt;device&gt;'. Or, if you feel
138lucky, just use '-Oc 2'; Mondo will (a) assume you want to write at
1394x to</para>
140<para>a CD-R and (b) will do its best to find your CD
141burner.</para>
142<para><anchor id="AEN740"/>Q: Can Mondo handle SCSI devices?</para>
143<para>A: Mondo should be able to handle almost any hardware. So
144long as your kernel and modules support it, Mindi will support it
145and therefore so will Mondo.</para>
146<para></para>
147<informaltable><tgroup cols="3"><tbody>
148<row>
149<entry>
150<ulink url="faqinstallation.html">Prev</ulink>
151</entry>
152<entry>
153<ulink url="index.html">Home</ulink>
154</entry>
155<entry>
156<ulink url="faqbackup.html">Next</ulink>
157</entry>
158</row>
159<row>
160<entry>
161Installation
162</entry>
163<entry>
164<ulink url="faq.html">Up</ulink>
165</entry>
166<entry>
167Backup
168</entry>
169</row>
170</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
171
172
173</sect1></article>
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