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38   <A NAME="MAKEMINDITESTCD"></A>6.1. Making a Test CD</H1>
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40   Mindi is a vital part of the backup procedure. If you have used Mondo
41   before or if you are in a hurry, skip steps 6.2 and 6.3; go straight
42   to QuickStart.</P>
43  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
44   However, if you have time or if you have been having trouble getting
45   Mondo to work, I would recommend trying out Mindi directly (rather
46   than via Mondo) to see if it can produce a bootable CD on your system.</P>
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48   Make sure you are root while doing this, otherwise mindi will fail,
49   now do this.</P>
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51   If you have any problems, please:-</P>
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55    read /var/log/mindi.log<BR>
56    <LI CLASS="mvd-P">feel free to edit mindi (it's a shell script, btw)
57    to try to fix the problem yourself<BR>
58    <LI CLASS="mvd-P">contact the mailing list if you get stuck.</P>
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67        CLASS="PROGRAMLISTING"><FONT
68        COLOR="BLACK">bash# mindi </FONT></TD></TR>
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72   Example screen output, selecting to use your own kernel, to create
73   boot disks, and to create a bootable CD image:</P>
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80        COLOR="BLACK">Mindi Linux mini-distro generator v0.72 by HRabson &lt;hugorabson@msn.com&gt;</FONT><BR><FONT
81        COLOR="BLACK">------------------------------------------------------------------------------</FONT><BR><FONT
82        COLOR="BLACK">Do you want to use your own kernel to build the boot disk (y/n) ? y</FONT><BR><FONT
83        COLOR="BLACK">Your kernel is /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.14-k6 (v2.4.14-k6)</FONT><BR><FONT
84        COLOR="BLACK">Generating list of dependency files........................ Done.</FONT><BR><FONT
85        COLOR="BLACK">Analyzing your keyboard's configuration.</FONT><BR><FONT
86        COLOR="BLACK">Adding the following keyboard mapping tables:................... Done</FONT><BR><FONT
87        COLOR="BLACK">Dropping i686-optimized libraries if appropriate.............Done</FONT><BR><FONT
88        COLOR="BLACK">Assembling dependency files........ Done.</FONT><BR><FONT
89        COLOR="BLACK">The files have been subdivided into 2 directories.</FONT><BR><FONT
90        COLOR="BLACK">Your mountlist will look like this:-</FONT><BR><FONT
91        COLOR="BLACK">DEVICE MOUNTPOINT FORMAT SIZE (MB)</FONT><BR><FONT
92        COLOR="BLACK">/dev/hda3 / ext2 996</FONT><BR><FONT
93        COLOR="BLACK">/dev/hda2 swap swap 127</FONT><BR><FONT
94        COLOR="BLACK">/dev/hda4 /usr ext2 6189</FONT><BR><FONT
95        COLOR="BLACK">Tarring and zipping the groups......... Done.</FONT><BR><FONT
96        COLOR="BLACK">Creating data disk #1...#2... Done.</FONT><BR><FONT
97        COLOR="BLACK">1722KB boot disk was created OK............................ Done.</FONT><BR><FONT
98        COLOR="BLACK">2880KB boot disk was created OK............................ Done.</FONT><BR><FONT
99        COLOR="BLACK">In the directory '/root/images/mindi' you will find the images:-</FONT><BR><FONT
100        COLOR="BLACK">mindi-boot.1722.img mindi-boot.2880.img mindi-data-1.img mindi-data-2.img</FONT><BR><FONT
101        COLOR="BLACK">Would you like to create boot+data floppy disks now (y/n) ?y</FONT><BR><FONT
102        COLOR="BLACK">WARNING! THIS WILL ERASE YOUR FLOPPY DISKS.</FONT><BR><FONT
103        COLOR="BLACK">About to write boot disk. Please press ENTER.</FONT><BR><FONT
104        COLOR="BLACK">Writing boot disk.................................................. Done.</FONT><BR><FONT
105        COLOR="BLACK">About to write data disk #1. Please press ENTER.</FONT><BR><FONT
106        COLOR="BLACK">Writing data disk #1........................... Done.</FONT><BR><FONT
107        COLOR="BLACK">About to write data disk #2. Please press ENTER.</FONT><BR><FONT
108        COLOR="BLACK">Writing data disk #2........................... Done.</FONT><BR><FONT
109        COLOR="BLACK">Shall I make a bootable CD image? (y/n) y</FONT><BR><FONT
110        COLOR="BLACK">Finished.</FONT><BR><BR><FONT
111        COLOR="BLACK">One 1.72MB boot disk, one 2.88MB boot disk and 2 data disks were created. </FONT></TD></TR>
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115   If your kernel is too large (more than about 900KB) then you cannot
116   make boot floppies, although you can still make a bootable CD image.
117   The easiest way to test Mindi in either case is to say 'n' to its
118   first question and 'y' to its second, then use the separate
119   application cdrecord to make a bootable CD-R or CD-RW.</P>
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