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Initial import of the documentation in SGML format.
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thus not preserved, I'll restart from scratch by importing the HTML
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1<!DOCTYPE article PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V4.1//EN">
2
3<article>
4<articleinfo>
5<!-- $MVD$:app("MicroVision WebExpress","769") -->
6<!-- $MVD$:template("","0","0") -->
7<!-- $MVD$:color("18","840084","Custom #1","0") -->
8<!-- $MVD$:color("19","e0e0e0","Custom #2","0") -->
9<!-- $MVD$:color("20","80ff","Orange","1") -->
10<!-- $MVD$:color("21","ffd6ce","Lavender","1") -->
11<title>Making a Test CD</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="testingmindi.html">Prev</ulink>
24</entry>
25<entry>
26Chapter 6. Testing Mindi
27</entry>
28<entry>
29<ulink url="writingminditestcd.html">Next</ulink>
30</entry>
31</row>
32</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
33
34<sect1 id="MAKEMINDITESTC"><title>6.1. Making a Test CD</title>
35<para>Mindi is a vital part of the backup procedure. If you have
36used Mondo before or if you are in a hurry, skip steps 6.2 and 6.3;
37go straight to QuickStart.</para>
38<para>However, if you have time or if you have been having trouble
39getting Mondo to work, I would recommend trying out Mindi directly
40(rather than via Mondo) to see if it can produce a bootable CD on
41your system.</para>
42<para>Make sure you are root while doing this, otherwise mindi will
43fail, now do this.</para>
44<para>If you have any problems, please:-</para>
45<itemizedlist>
46<listitem>
47<para>read /var/log/mindi.log</para>
48</listitem>
49<listitem>feel free to edit mindi (it's a shell script, btw) to try
50to fix the problem yourself</listitem>
51<listitem>contact the mailing list if you get stuck.</listitem>
52</itemizedlist>
53<para>Type:-</para>
54<para></para>
55<informaltable><tgroup cols="1"><tbody>
56<row>
57<entry>
58
59bash# mindi
60
61</entry>
62</row>
63</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
64
65<para>Example screen output, selecting to use your own kernel, to
66create boot disks, and to create a bootable CD image:</para>
67<para></para>
68<informaltable><tgroup cols="1"><tbody>
69<row>
70<entry>
71
72Mindi Linux mini-distro generator v0.72 by HRabson &lt;hugorabson@msn.com&gt;------------------------------------------------------------------------------Do you want to use your own kernel to build the boot disk (y/n) ? yYour kernel is /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.14-k6 (v2.4.14-k6)Generating list of dependency files........................ Done.Analyzing your keyboard's configuration.Adding the following keyboard mapping tables:................... DoneDropping i686-optimized libraries if appropriate.............DoneAssembling dependency files........ Done.The files have been subdivided into 2 directories.Your mountlist will look like this:-DEVICE MOUNTPOINT FORMAT SIZE (MB)/dev/hda3 / ext2 996/dev/hda2 swap swap 127/dev/hda4 /usr ext2 6189Tarring and zipping the groups......... Done.Creating data disk #1...#2... Done.1722KB boot disk was created OK............................ Done.2880KB boot disk was created OK............................ Done.In the directory '/root/images/mindi' you will find the images:-mindi-boot.1722.img mindi-boot.2880.img mindi-data-1.img mindi-data-2.imgWould you like to create boot+data floppy disks now (y/n) ?yWARNING! THIS WILL ERASE YOUR FLOPPY DISKS.About to write boot disk. Please press ENTER.Writing boot disk.................................................. Done.About to write data disk #1. Please press ENTER.Writing data disk #1........................... Done.About to write data disk #2. Please press ENTER.Writing data disk #2........................... Done.Shall I make a bootable CD image? (y/n) yFinished.One 1.72MB boot disk, one 2.88MB boot disk and 2 data disks were created.
73
74</entry>
75</row>
76</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
77
78<para>If your kernel is too large (more than about 900KB) then you
79cannot make boot floppies, although you can still make a bootable
80CD image. The easiest way to test Mindi in either case is to say
81'n' to its first question and 'y' to its second, then use the
82separate application cdrecord to make a bootable CD-R or
83CD-RW.</para>
84<para></para>
85<informaltable><tgroup cols="3"><tbody>
86<row>
87<entry>
88<ulink url="testingmindi.html">Prev</ulink>
89</entry>
90<entry>
91<ulink url="index.html">Home</ulink>
92</entry>
93<entry>
94<ulink url="writingminditestcd.html">Next</ulink>
95</entry>
96</row>
97<row>
98<entry>
99Testing Mindi
100</entry>
101<entry>
102<ulink url="testingmindi.html">Up</ulink>
103</entry>
104<entry>
105Writing the Test CD image
106</entry>
107</row>
108</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
109
110
111</sect1></article>
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