Changeset 330


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Timestamp:
Jan 17, 2006, 6:32:04 PM (13 years ago)
Author:
bcornec
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First reompilable version of the SGML documentation produces HTML, PDF, RTF and PS.

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  • branches/2.06/documentation/Makefile

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    2626$(TARGET).pdf: $(SRC) $(DSL) $(IMAGES)
    2727    docbook2pdf -d $(TARGET).dsl'#pdf' $(TARGET).sgml
    28     hugepdflatex -fmt=jadetex -mltex $(TARGET).tex
    29     hugepdflatex -fmt=jadetex -mltex $(TARGET).tex
    30     hugepdflatex -fmt=jadetex -mltex $(TARGET).tex
     28    pdflatex -fmt=jadetex -mltex $(TARGET).tex
     29    pdflatex -fmt=jadetex -mltex $(TARGET).tex
     30    pdflatex -fmt=jadetex -mltex $(TARGET).tex
    3131    dvips $(TARGET).dvi -o $(TARGET).pdf
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  • branches/2.06/documentation/mondorescue-howto.sgml

    r329 r330  
    55<!ENTITY WWWB "http://www.mondorescue.org/">
    66<!ENTITY WWW '<ulink url="http://www.mondorescue.org">MondoRescue</ulink>'>
     7<!ENTITY ML '<ulink url="http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/mondo-devel">mondorescue mailing list</ulink>'>
    78<!ENTITY gfdl SYSTEM "fdl.sgml">
    89]>
     
    136137If you have any suggestions, corrections, recommandations or congratulations :-) don't hesitate to send them to me
    137138<email>bcornec@users.berlios.de</email>,
    138 and I will try to incorporate them in a next revision or to the mondorescue mailling list at <ulink url="http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/mondo-devel">http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists
    139 /listinfo/mondo-devel</ulink>;
     139and I will try to incorporate them in a next revision or to the &ML;;
    140140e-mail the list at
    141141<ulink url="mailto:mondo-devel@lists.sourceforge.net">mondo-devel@lists.sourceforge.net</ulink>;
     
    457457<para>If you can boot, fine. If not, make a Mindi "Test" CD to
    458458checkout the compatibility of your system. (see
    459 <link linkend="testingmindi">Testing Mindi</link> for more
     459<link linkend="test-mindi">Testing Mindi</link> for more
    460460details). Remove the CD/floppy; boot your computer as usual;
    461461execute as root</para>
     
    503503<listitem>
    504504<para>If you still cannot boot from Mindi's CD then please e-mail
    505 the <link linkend="feedback">mailing list</link> for help.
     505the &ML; for help.
    506506</para>
    507507</listitem>
     
    712712<para>Run mondoarchive without any command-line options.</para>
    713713</listitem>
    714 <listitem>Backup a subset of files - e.g. /usr/local - to CD or
    715 tape. Say 'yes' when asked if you want to verify them.</listitem>
    716 <listitem>If you are not backing up to CD, please create boot
    717 floppies when prompted.</listitem>
     714<listitem>
     715    <para>Backup a subset of files - e.g. /usr/local - to CD or
     716            tape. Say 'yes' when asked if you want to verify them.</para>
     717</listitem>
     718<listitem>
     719    <para>If you are not backing up to CD, please create boot
     720    floppies when prompted.</para>
     721</listitem>
    718722</itemizedlist>
    719723<para>Next, restore archives to your live filesystem.</para>
     
    723727command-line options.</para>
    724728</listitem>
    725 <listitem>Insert the CD or the first boot floppy when prompted.
    726 Press &lt;Enter&gt;. Wait a moment.</listitem>
    727 <listitem>Select a subset of files to restore, e.g. /usr/local/man
    728 and /usr/local/bin. Hit OK.</listitem>
    729 <listitem>Restore files to /tmp or /root/RESTORED or something
    730 similar.</listitem>
    731 <listitem>When mondorestore terminates, compare the restored files
    732 to the originals using cmp or diff.</listitem>
     729<listitem><para>Insert the CD or the first boot floppy when prompted.
     730                Press &lt;Enter&gt;. Wait a moment.</para></listitem>
     731<listitem><para>Select a subset of files to restore, e.g. /usr/local/man
     732                and /usr/local/bin. Hit OK.</para></listitem>
     733<listitem><para>Restore files to /tmp or /root/RESTORED or something
     734                similar.</para></listitem>
     735<listitem><para>When mondorestore terminates, compare the restored files
     736                to the originals using cmp or diff.</para></listitem>
    733737</itemizedlist>
    734738<para>Finally, simulate an emergency restore.</para>
     
    737741<para>Boot from CD/floppies.</para>
    738742</listitem>
    739 <listitem>Select 'Interactive Mode' at boot-time. (Type
    740 'interactive' and hit &lt;Enter&gt;.)</listitem>
    741 <listitem>Hit OK when shown the mountlist. Say 'yes' when asked if
    742 you accept the mountlist.</listitem>
    743 <listitem>Select files to restore, e.g. /usr/local/man and
    744 /usr/local/bin. Hit OK.</listitem>
    745 <listitem>Restore files to /tmp or /root/RESTORED or something
    746 similar.</listitem>
    747 <listitem>When mondorestore terminates, please reboot and compare
    748 the restored files to the originals.</listitem>
     743<listitem><para>Select 'Interactive Mode' at boot-time. (Type
     744                'interactive' and hit &lt;Enter&gt;.)</para></listitem>
     745<listitem><para>Hit OK when shown the mountlist. Say 'yes' when asked if
     746                you accept the mountlist.</para></listitem>
     747<listitem><para>Select files to restore, e.g. /usr/local/man and
     748                /usr/local/bin. Hit OK.</para></listitem>
     749<listitem><para>Restore files to /tmp or /root/RESTORED or something
     750                similar.</para></listitem>
     751<listitem><para>When mondorestore terminates, please reboot and compare
     752                the restored files to the originals.</para></listitem>
    749753</itemizedlist>
    750754<para>FYI, the subroutines to repartition and reformat your drives
     
    792796have been Linux users, whereas Windows users want a free ride. That
    793797is one reason why the Linux community gives me warm fuzzies.</para>
     798</sect2>
    794799</sect1>
    795800
     
    806811partitioning, and the myriad differences between the Top 10 Linux
    807812distributions.</para>
     813<para>
    808814a few scripts and shoehorned them into the latest Linux-Mandrake
    809815CD. Since that time, Mondo grew into a disaster recovery suite for
     
    916922Linux distribution or of your kernel. However, if your distribution
    917923fails to meet its expectations and you cannot find out how to
    918 resolve them, please feel free to e-mail the
    919 <ulink url="../../feedback/feedback.html">mailing
     924resolve them, please feel free to e-mail the &ML;
     925</para>
    920926</sect2>
    921927</sect1>
     
    10501056<para>read /var/log/mindi.log</para>
    10511057</listitem>
    1052 <listitem>feel free to edit mindi (it's a shell script, btw) to try
    1053 to fix the problem yourself</listitem>
    1054 <listitem>contact the mailing list if you get stuck.</listitem>
     1058<listitem><para>feel free to edit mindi (it's a shell script, btw) to try
     1059                to fix the problem yourself</para></listitem>
     1060<listitem><para>contact the &ML; if you get stuck.</para></listitem>
    10551061</itemizedlist>
    10561062<para>Type:-</para>
     
    11421148</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
    11431149</sect1>
     1150
     1151<!--
    11441152<sect1 id="test-mondo">
    11451153<title>Testing Mondo</title>
    1146 
    11471154</sect1>
     1155-->
    11481156</chapter>
    11491157
     
    14041412CD.</para>
    14051413<para>You can choose from the following modes:</para>
     1414
    14061415<variablelist>
    1407 <listitem>
    1408 <para></para>
    1409 </listitem></varlistentry>
    14101416<varlistentry><term>Interactive</term>
    1411 <listitem><!-- $MVD$:spaceretainer() --><para>&nbsp;</para>
    1412 <para></para>
    1413 </listitem></varlistentry>
    14141417<listitem><para>Restore step-by-step, or restore a subset of the
    14151418archives. This is the method you should mainly use for your
    14161419recovery needs.</para>
    1417 <para></para>
    14181420</listitem></varlistentry>
    14191421<varlistentry><term>Nuke</term>
    1420 <listitem><!-- $MVD$:spaceretainer() --><para>&nbsp;</para>
    1421 <para></para>
    1422 </listitem></varlistentry>
    14231422<listitem><para>Wipe your drives and restore everything,
    14241423automatically and unattended. Warning: This does exactly what is
    14251424says, so be carefull using it.</para>
    1426 <para></para>
    14271425</listitem></varlistentry>
    14281426<varlistentry><term>Expert</term>
    1429 <listitem><!-- $MVD$:spaceretainer() --><para>&nbsp;</para>
    1430 <para></para>
    1431 </listitem></varlistentry>
    14321427<listitem><para>Boot to a shell prompt. If you want to do anything
    14331428creative, you should boot into Expert Mode. It's called expert, I
    1434 think that says it all.</para></listitem></varlistentry>
     1429think that says it all.</para>
     1430</listitem>
     1431</varlistentry>
    14351432</variablelist>
     1433
    14361434<para>If the CD is not found during the initial restore CD boot
    14371435attempt, reboot the PC a second time prior to reporting failure.
     
    14901488<para>If it did not work then please copy /tmp/mondo-restore.log to
    14911489a floppy (or to your hard disk), gzip it and e-mail it to the
    1492 mailing list.</para>
    1493 </listitem>
    1494 </itemizedlist>
    1495 <sect2 id="AEN39"><title>9.2.1. Barebones (Nuke) Restore</title>
     1490&ML;.</para>
     1491</listitem>
     1492</itemizedlist>
     1493
     1494<sect2>
     1495    <title>Barebones (Nuke) Restore</title>
    14961496<para>Imagine that your hard drives happen to be wiped,
    14971497deliberately or accidentally. Or, imagine that you want to clone
     
    15261526restoring, press &lt;Alt&gt;&lt;left cursor&gt; to view its
    15271527logfile, in a virtual console, scrolling past.</para>
    1528 </sect2><sect2 id="AEN40"><title>9.2.2. Interactive Restore</title>
     1528</sect2><sect2>
     1529<title>Interactive Restore</title>
    15291530<para>Interactive Mode is for people who have lost a subset of data
    15301531from their live file system, or perhaps who have lost some data
     
    15881589</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
    15891590
    1590 </sect2><sect2 id="AEN42"><title>9.2.3. Expert Restore</title>
     1591</sect2>
     1592
     1593<sect2>
     1594<title>Expert Restore</title>
    15911595<para>If you are planning to modify your partition table, you would
    15921596do well to read up on the partition layout and the use of fdisk, it
     
    16291633</row>
    16301634</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
    1631 
    1632 </sect2><sect2 id="AEN44"><title>9.2.4. Modified partitions -
    1633 Restore to a different disk geometry</title>
     1635</sect2>
     1636       
     1637<sect2>
     1638<title>Modified partitions - Restore to a different disk geometry</title>
    16341639<para>One of the nice things about Mondo is that it lets you wipe
    16351640your existing system and restore it in any layout you like (within
     
    17401745only reformat or repartition your disks if you say 'Yes' when asked
    17411746if you want to do those things.</para>
    1742 </sect2><sect2 id="AEN47"><title>9.2.5. Advanced</title>
     1747</sect2>
     1748
     1749<sect2>
     1750<title>Advanced</title>
    17431751<para>It is now possible to restore to a live filesystem using
    17441752Mondo. In other words, you do not have to boot your PC from your
     
    18431851
    18441852<para>I hope this manual is proving to be useful to you.</para>
     1853</sect2>
    18451854</sect1>
    18461855
     
    18781887</itemizedlist>
    18791888<para>Mondo is freely available and you are given it for no charge.
    1880 When you e-mail the mailing list, please bear that in mind.</para>
     1889When you e-mail the &ML;, please bear that in mind.</para>
    18811890</sect1>
    18821891<sect1 id="faq-general">
    18831892<title>General Questions</title>
    1884 <variablelist>
    1885 <listitem>
    1886 <para></para>
    1887 </listitem></varlistentry>
    1888 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1889 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN496">What is
    1890 "Mindi"?</ulink></para></term>
    1891 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1892 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN501">Why is it called
    1893 "Mondo"?</ulink></para></term>
    1894 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1895 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN506">Mondo does not work on my
    1896 system. It keels over and dies. What's wrong?</ulink></para></term>
    1897 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1898 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN511">What if the error is in
    1899 Mindi?</ulink></para></term>
    1900 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1901 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN516">Can I trust
    1902 Mondo?</ulink></para></term>
    1903 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1904 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN522">How do I report a
    1905 bug?</ulink></para></term>
    1906 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN527">I
    1907 think Mondo should (...insert suggestion here...) and I have
    1908 rewritten it accordingly. Would you like to see my
    1909 patch?</ulink></para></term>
    1910 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN532">I
    1911 think Mondo should (...insert suggestion here...); will you
    1912 incorporate this feature for me, please?</ulink></para></term>
    1913 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1914 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN537">Mondo says, "XXX is
    1915 missing," and then terminates. What's wrong?</ulink></para></term>
    1916 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1917 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN543">Can Mondo handle multi-CD
    1918 backups and restores?</ulink></para></term>
    1919 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1920 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN548">Can Mondo handle
    1921 Linux/Windows dual-boot systems?</ulink></para></term>
    1922 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1923 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN553">Can Mondo backup
    1924 Windows-only systems?</ulink></para></term>
    1925 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1926 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN558">Does Mondo support
    1927 LVM?</ulink></para></term>
    1928 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1929 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN563">What if I don't use LILO?
    1930 What if I use GRUB?</ulink></para></term>
    1931 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1932 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN568">Mondoarchive (or
    1933 mondorestore) segfaults when I run it. What could be
    1934 wrong?</ulink></para></term>
    1935 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN573">I
    1936 get the error, 'Cannot find /tmp/dev.0' or 'Cannot mount device
    1937 0x0701'; what do I do?</ulink></para></term>
    1938 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1939 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN578">Can I create a Mondo CD
    1940 and then use it to create an archive of any OS on any
    1941 PC?</ulink></para></term>
    1942 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1943 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN583">Why do you insist on
    1944 putting floppy disk images on Mondo CD? They waste space and I
    1945 never use them. The CD works just fine, so why keep the floppy disk
    1946 images?</ulink></para></term>
    1947 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    1948 <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN588">Why doesn't the Mondo
    1949 project have a cool-looking animal logo?</ulink></para></term>
    1950 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqgeneral.html#AEN593">Is
    1951 there a Mondo user 'Code of Conduct?</ulink></para></term>
    1952 </variablelist>
    1953 <para><anchor id="AEN496"/>Q: What is "Mindi"?</para>
     1893
     1894<qandaset>
     1895<qandaentry>
     1896        <question><para>Q: What is "Mindi"?</para></question>
     1897        <answer>
    19541898<para>A: Mindi, a.k.a. Mindi-Linux, makes a mini-distribution from
    19551899your kernel, modules, modules, tools and libraries. It can also
    19561900generate an El Torito 2.88MB boot disk image. Mondo uses Mindi to
    19571901create a mini-distro, then boots from it and runs on it.</para>
    1958 <para><anchor id="AEN501"/>Q: Why is it called "Mondo"?</para>
     1902</answer>
     1903</qandaentry>
     1904<qandaentry>
     1905        <question><para>Q: Why is it called "Mondo"?</para></question>
     1906        <answer>
    19591907<para>A: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles described cool things as
    19601908'mondo'. I wasn't sure what to call this project. 'Faust' was one
     
    19621910me because of my legal status at the time. In the end, I chose
    19631911something short and distinctive.</para>
    1964 <para><anchor id="AEN506"/>Q: Mondo does not work on my system. It
    1965 keels over and dies. What's wrong?</para>
     1912</answer>
     1913</qandaentry>
     1914<qandaentry>
     1915<question><para>Q: Mondo does not work on my system. It
     1916                keels over and dies. What's wrong?</para></question>
     1917<answer>
    19661918<para>A: It works on Red Hat 7.x, Linux-Mandrake 8.x, some flavors
    19671919of SuSE, some flavors of Slackware, some flavors of Debian, etc.
     
    19731925of the bugs reported to me are actually symptoms of FooLinux X.Y's
    19741926unique way of doing things.</para>
    1975 <para><anchor id="AEN511"/>Q: What if the error is in Mindi?</para>
     1927</answer>
     1928</qandaentry>
     1929<qandaentry>
     1930        <question><para>Q: What if the error is in Mindi?</para></question>
     1931        <answer>
    19761932<para>A: Then send me a copy of /var/log/mindi.log (compressed,
    19771933please) along with a description of your distro, your kernel, etc.
    19781934Oh, and before sending it, please read it.</para>
    1979 <para><anchor id="AEN516"/>Q: Can I trust Mondo?</para>
     1935</answer>
     1936</qandaentry>
     1937<qandaentry>
     1938        <question><para>Q: Can I trust Mondo?</para></question>
     1939        <answer>
    19801940<para>A: Mondo has generated reliable archives since May 2000. I
    19811941have lost data by using bad CD-R disks and not verifying their
     
    19841944backup before you trust it. If Mondo did not work, you would not be
    19851945reading this. If it does not work for you, your kernel is usually
    1986 the culprit. Check <ulink url="kernelsupport.html">Linux Kernel
    1987 support</ulink> to see what your kernel should support. Please
     1946the culprit. Check <link linkend="overview-sysrq-kernelreq">Linux Kernel
     1947support</link> to see what your kernel should support. Please
    19881948e-mail the list (or me) if you need some help with this.</para>
    1989 <para><anchor id="AEN522"/>Q: How do I report a bug?</para>
     1949</answer>
     1950</qandaentry>
     1951<qandaentry>
     1952        <question><para>Q: How do I report a bug?</para></question>
     1953        <answer>
    19901954<para>A: E-mail the bug report (mondo.err.xxxxx.tgz) to me. If you
    19911955want to discuss it, please e-mail the list. The list is for
     
    19941958PLEASE include a logfile at the very least. Or, pop into #mondo on
    19951959irc.redhat.com and see if I'm there.</para>
    1996 <para><anchor id="AEN527"/>Q: I think Mondo should (...insert
     1960</answer>
     1961</qandaentry>
     1962<qandaentry>
     1963<question><para>Q: I think Mondo should (...insert
    19971964suggestion here...) and I have rewritten it accordingly. Would you
    1998 like to see my patch?</para>
     1965like to see my patch?</para></question>
     1966<answer>
    19991967<para>A: Absolutely! :-) The best way for you to make Mondo do what
    20001968you want is to modify it and then send me the patch. That way, we
    20011969can all benefit.</para>
    2002 <para><anchor id="AEN532"/>Q: I think Mondo should (...insert
     1970</answer>
     1971</qandaentry>
     1972<qandaentry>
     1973<question><para>Q: I think Mondo should (...insert
    20031974suggestion here...); will you incorporate this feature for me,
    2004 please?</para>
     1975please?</para></question>
     1976<answer>
    20051977<para>A: I'll definitely think about it. Would you like to
    20061978help?</para>
    2007 <para><anchor id="AEN537"/>Q: Mondo says, "XXX is missing," and
    2008 then terminates. What's wrong?</para>
     1979</answer>
     1980</qandaentry>
     1981<qandaentry>
     1982<question><para>Q: Mondo says, "XXX is missing," and
     1983                then terminates. What's wrong?</para></question>
     1984<answer>
    20091985<para>A: A good Linux distribution should contain XXX but the
    20101986designers, in their infinite wisdom, decided not to include that
    2011 particular tool. Check <ulink url="linuxpackages.html">Related
    2012 Linux Packages</ulink> and install the missing package. If that
     1987particular tool. Check <!--<link linkend="linuxpackages">-->Related
     1988        Linux Packages<!--</link>--> and install the missing package. If that
    20131989fails, contact the vendor/distributor/manufacturer/designer of your
    20141990distro.</para>
    2015 <para><anchor id="AEN543"/>Q: Can Mondo handle multi-CD backups and
    2016 restores?</para>
     1991</answer>
     1992</qandaentry>
     1993<qandaentry>
     1994<question><para>Q: Can Mondo handle multi-CD backups and
     1995                restores?</para></question>
     1996<answer>
    20171997<para>A: Yes, up to twenty CD per set. This 20-CD limit results
    20181998from laziness on my part. I can remove it at any time. However, if
    20191999your system occupies more than 20 CD, may I recommend that you
    20202000invest in a tape streamer?</para>
    2021 <para><anchor id="AEN548"/>Q: Can Mondo handle Linux/Windows
    2022 dual-boot systems?</para>
     2001</answer>
     2002</qandaentry>
     2003<qandaentry>
     2004<question><para>Q: Can Mondo handle Linux/Windows
     2005                dual-boot systems?</para></question>
     2006<answer>
    20232007<para>A: Yes. If your system currently boots into Linux or Windows
    20242008via LILO, you can backup and restore both OSes at the same time
    20252009using Mondo. If you are using NTFS then add the switch, '-x
    20262010&lt;device&gt;'.</para>
    2027 <para><anchor id="AEN553"/>Q: Can Mondo backup Windows-only
    2028 systems?</para>
     2011</answer>
     2012</qandaentry>
     2013<qandaentry>
     2014<question><para>Q: Can Mondo backup Windows-only
     2015                systems?</para></question>
     2016<answer>
    20292017<para>A: Sure, if you pay me to play catch-up to Microsoft. ;)
    20302018Seriously, Mondo can do it but I do not give away the
     
    20322020to paying for software and technical support. Please e-mail me for
    20332021more information.</para>
    2034 <para><anchor id="AEN558"/>Q: Does Mondo support LVM?</para>
     2022</answer>
     2023</qandaentry>
     2024<qandaentry>
     2025        <question><para>Q: Does Mondo support LVM?</para></question>
     2026        <answer>
    20352027<para>A: Mondo supports LVM, yes. Mondo backs up and restores your
    20362028existing setup but it does not make it easy for you to change your
    20372029LVM configuration. You have to edit /tmp/i-want-my-lvm at boot-time
    20382030to do that.</para>
    2039 <para><anchor id="AEN563"/>Q: What if I don't use LILO? What if I
    2040 use GRUB?</para>
     2031</answer>
     2032</qandaentry>
     2033<qandaentry>
     2034<question><para>Q: What if I don't use LILO? What if I
     2035                use GRUB?</para></question>
     2036<answer>
    20412037<para>A: GRUB is supported by Mondo.</para>
    2042 <para><anchor id="AEN568"/>Q: Mondoarchive (or mondorestore)
    2043 segfaults when I run it. What could be wrong?</para>
     2038</answer>
     2039</qandaentry>
     2040<qandaentry>
     2041<question><para>Q: Mondoarchive (or mondorestore)
     2042                segfaults when I run it. What could be wrong?</para></question>
     2043<answer>
    20442044<para>A: Install from tarball instead of RPM. (Or, try RPM if you
    20452045just installed from tarball.) Your compiler or your libraries may
    20462046be fubar. We'll see. If that doesn't work then please e-mail the
    2047 <ulink url="../../feedback/feedback.html">mailing
    2048 list</ulink>.</para>
    2049 <para><anchor id="AEN573"/>Q: I get the error, 'Cannot find
    2050 /tmp/dev.0' or 'Cannot mount device 0x0701'; what do I do?</para>
     2047&ML;.</para>
     2048</answer>
     2049</qandaentry>
     2050<qandaentry>
     2051<question><para>Q: I get the error, 'Cannot find
     2052                /tmp/dev.0' or 'Cannot mount device 0x0701'; what do I do?</para></question>
     2053<answer>
    20512054<para>A: Please free up /dev/loop0 using 'losetup /dev/loop0 -d' to
    20522055unmount that loop device. If your OS will not let you do that,
    20532056contact your local support group or Linux vendor.</para>
    2054 <para><anchor id="AEN578"/>Q: Can I create a Mondo CD and then use
    2055 it to create an archive of any OS on any PC?</para>
     2057</answer>
     2058</qandaentry>
     2059<qandaentry>
     2060<question><para>Q: Can I create a Mondo CD and then use
     2061                it to create an archive of any OS on any PC?</para></question>
     2062<answer>
    20562063<para>A: Not yet. You can use Mondo to backup Linux or
    20572064Linux/Windows dual boot. One day, Mondo will let you backup
     
    20592066one long file to be backed up. This file will be chopped,
    20602067compressed and archived like any other big file.</para>
    2061 <para><anchor id="AEN583"/>Q: Why do you insist on putting floppy
     2068</answer>
     2069</qandaentry>
     2070<qandaentry>
     2071<question><para>Q: Why do you insist on putting floppy
     2072disk images on Mondo CD? They waste space and I never use them. The
     2073CD works just fine, so why keep the floppy disk images?</para></question>
     2074<answer>
     2075<para>A: Because of my old college buddy, Justin Case. If you
     2076really, truly want them gone then please submit a patch to make
     2077</para>
     2078</answer>
     2079</qandaentry>
     2080<qandaentry>
     2081<question><para>Q: Why do you insist on putting floppy
    20622082disk images on Mondo CD? They waste space and I never use them. The
    20632083CD works just fine, so why keep the floppy disk images?</para>
    20642084<para>A: Because of my old college buddy, Justin Case. If you
    20652085really, truly want them gone then please submit a patch to make
    2066 <para><anchor id="AEN583"/>Q: Why do you insist on putting floppy
    2067 disk images on Mondo CD? They waste space and I never use them. The
    2068 CD works just fine, so why keep the floppy disk images?</para>
    2069 <para>A: Because of my old college buddy, Justin Case. If you
    2070 really, truly want them gone then please submit a patch to make
    2071 them optional.</para>
    2072 <para><anchor id="AEN588"/>Q: Why doesn't the Mondo project have a
    2073 cool-looking animal logo?</para>
     2086them optional.</para></question>
     2087<answer>
     2088        </answer>
     2089</qandaentry>
     2090<qandaentry>
     2091<question><para>Q: Why doesn't the Mondo project have a
     2092cool-looking animal logo?</para></question>
     2093<answer>
    20742094<para>A: Excellent question! Please submit graphics of candidate
    2075 animal logos!</para>
    2076 <para><anchor id="AEN593"/>Q: Is there a Mondo user 'Code of
    2077 Conduct?</para>
     2095        animal logos!</para>
     2096        </answer>
     2097</qandaentry>
     2098<qandaentry>
     2099<question><para>Q: Is there a Mondo user 'Code of
     2100                Conduct?</para></question>
     2101<answer>
    20782102<para>A: Yes. Read the HOWTO. Submit patches. Recommend realistic
    20792103improvements. Be courteous to other users on the discussion list.
    20802104Do not whine.</para>
     2105</answer>
     2106</qandaentry>
     2107</qandaset>
    20812108</sect1>
    20822109
    20832110<sect1 id="faq-booting">
    20842111<title>Booting and Kernel related Questions</title>
    2085 <variablelist>
    2086 <listitem>
    2087 <para></para>
    2088 </listitem></varlistentry>
    2089 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2090 <para><ulink url="faqbooting.html#AEN601">How do I know if Mondo
    2091 works with my Linux distro?</ulink></para></term>
    2092 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2093 <para><ulink url="faqbooting.html#AEN607">When I try to boot from
    2094 the Mondo CD, it says, "VFS: Unable to mount root fs." I am using a
    2095 Debian distro. What do I do?</ulink></para></term>
    2096 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2097 <para><ulink url="faqbooting.html#AEN612">When I try to boot from
    2098 the Mondo CD, it says, "Cannot mount root fs - kernel panic," or
    2099 something similar. What do I do?</ulink></para></term>
    2100 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2101 <para><ulink url="faqbooting.html#AEN618">When I try to boot from
    2102 the Mondo CD, it says, "Mounting /tmp/tmpfs...fatal error! Failed
    2103 UPGRADE YOUR RAM". What does that mean?</ulink></para></term>
    2104 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2105 <para><ulink url="faqbooting.html#AEN624">When I try to boot from
    2106 the Mondo CD, it says something about not finding my CD-ROM drive
    2107 and then it blames the kernel. What does that
    2108 mean?</ulink></para></term>
    2109 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2110 <para><ulink url="faqbooting.html#AEN631">The Mondo CD/floppy takes
    2111 ages to boot. How can I speed it up?</ulink></para></term>
    2112 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqbooting.html#AEN636">I
    2113 made a Mondo CD using the failsafe kernel (i.e. I said 'no' when
    2114 Mondo asked if I wanted to use my own kernel). It still doesn't
    2115 boot. Help!</ulink></para></term>
    2116 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2117 <para><ulink url="faqbooting.html#AEN641">What if my PC won't boot
    2118 from a CD?</ulink></para></term>
    2119 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2120 <para><ulink url="faqbooting.html#AEN647">But why won't Mondo boot
    2121 from my CD? It says my kernel is flawed/outdated/ whatever, and
    2122 when I wrote to you, you told me the same thing... but I still
    2123 don't get it. I mean, my kernel works for everything else. Why not
    2124 Mondo?</ulink></para></term>
    2125 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2126 <para><ulink url="faqbooting.html#AEN653">Why do I only need a boot
    2127 disk if I'm using a tape drive? Where are the data
    2128 disks?</ulink></para></term>
    2129 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2130 <para><ulink url="faqbooting.html#AEN658">Why does it say, "Process
    2131 accounting FAILED" when I reboot?</ulink></para></term>
    2132 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2133 <para><ulink url="faqbooting.html#AEN663">Why does it say,
    2134 &amp;#8220;request_module[block-major-1]: Root fs not mounted VFS:
    2135 Cannot open root device "100" or 01:00 Please append a correct
    2136 "root=" boot option kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on
    2137 01:00&amp;#8221; when i boot from the CD?</ulink></para></term>
    2138 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2139 <para><ulink url="faqbooting.html#COPYBOOTDATADISK">How do i copy
    2140 boot+data disk images to physical floppy
    2141 disks?</ulink></para></term>
    2142 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><link linkend="TAPENICE">My tape drive
    2143 doesn't play nicely with Mondo at boot-time. What do I
    2144 do?</link></para></term>
    2145 </variablelist>
    2146 <para><anchor id="AEN601"/>Q: How do I know if Mondo works with my
    2147 Linux distro?</para>
     2112<qandaset>
     2113<qandaentry>
     2114<question><para>Q: How do I know if Mondo works with my
     2115                Linux distro?</para></question>
     2116<answer>
    21482117<para>A: Try running it. :) That's always a good way to find out.
    21492118Check the <ulink url="../../docs/docs.html">Documentation
    21502119page</ulink>, too.</para>
    2151 <para><anchor id="AEN607"/>Q: When I try to boot from the Mondo CD,
     2120</answer>
     2121</qandaentry>
     2122<qandaentry>
     2123<question><para>Q: When I try to boot from the Mondo CD,
    21522124it says, "VFS: Unable to mount root fs." I am using a Debian
    2153 distro. What do I do?</para>
     2125distro. What do I do?</para></question>
     2126<answer>
    21542127<para>A: Ask Debian's designers why they, unlike every other distro
    21552128I can find, have included cramfs and other 'goodies' with their
    21562129kernel. In the meantime, please use '-k FAILSAFE' in your command
    21572130line when calling Mondo.</para>
    2158 <para><anchor id="AEN612"/>Q: When I try to boot from the Mondo CD,
     2131</answer>
     2132</qandaentry>
     2133<qandaentry>
     2134<question><para>Q: When I try to boot from the Mondo CD,
    21592135it says, "Cannot mount root fs - kernel panic," or something
    2160 similar. What do I do?</para>
     2136similar. What do I do?</para></question>
     2137<answer>
    21612138<para>A: Recompile your kernel (or use '-k FAILSAFE'). Take a look
    2162 at <ulink url="kernelsupport.html">Linux Kernel support</ulink> to
     2139at <link linkend="overview-sysrq-kernelreq">Linux Kernel support</link> to
    21632140see what you're kernel must support.</para>
    2164 <para><anchor id="AEN618"/>Q: When I try to boot from the Mondo CD,
    2165 it says, "UPGRADE YOUR RAM". What does that mean?</para>
     2141</answer>
     2142</qandaentry>
     2143<qandaentry>
     2144<question><para>Q: When I try to boot from the Mondo CD,
     2145                it says, "UPGRADE YOUR RAM". What does that mean?</para></question>
     2146<answer>
    21662147<para>A: Recompile your kernel and add Virtual memory file system
    2167 support. Take a look at <ulink url="kernelsupport.html">Linux
    2168 Kernel support</ulink> to see what you're kernel must support. (Of
     2148support. Take a look at <link linkend="overview-sysrq-kernelreq">Linux
     2149Kernel support</link> to see what you're kernel must support. (Of
    21692150course, if your PC has less than 64MB of RAM, you could always...
    21702151what's the phrase? I know, upgrade your RAM!)</para>
    2171 <para><anchor id="AEN624"/>Q: When I try to boot from the Mondo CD,
     2152</answer>
     2153</qandaentry>
     2154<qandaentry>
     2155<question><para>Q: When I try to boot from the Mondo CD,
    21722156it says something about not finding my CD-ROM drive and then it
    2173 blames the kernel. What does that mean?</para>
     2157blames the kernel. What does that mean?</para></question>
     2158<answer>
    21742159<para>A: Your kernel must support initrd, loopfs, IDE CD-ROM's, and
    2175 ramdisks. Take a look at <ulink url="kernelsupport.html">Linux
    2176 Kernel support</ulink> to see what you're kernel must support. If
     2160ramdisks. Take a look at <link linkend="overview-sysrq-kernelreq">Linux
     2161Kernel support</link> to see what you're kernel must support. If
    21772162your kernel does not support these things, Mondo will not boot from
    21782163your CD. However, when running Mindi, you may choose to use _its_
     
    21802165disk images instead the CD: copy the disk images from the CD
    21812166/images directory to floppy disks, using 'dd'. Take a look at
    2182 <ulink url="faqbooting.html#COPYBOOTDATADISK">Copy boot data
    2183 disks</ulink> on how to make those.</para>
    2184 <para><anchor id="AEN631"/>Q: The Mondo CD/floppy takes ages to
    2185 boot. How can I speed it up?</para>
     2167<link linkend="copybootdatadisk">Copy boot data
     2168disks</link> on how to make those.</para>
     2169</answer>
     2170</qandaentry>
     2171<qandaentry>
     2172<question><para>Q: The Mondo CD/floppy takes ages to
     2173                boot. How can I speed it up?</para></question>
     2174<answer>
    21862175<para>A: Edit mindi (it's a shell script, btw) and change
    21872176LILO_OPTIONS="" to LILO_OPTIONS="-c". This enables map compaction
    21882177in lilo and speeds up booting, for more info see the lilo man
    21892178page.</para>
    2190 <para><anchor id="AEN636"/>Q: I made a Mondo CD using the failsafe
     2179</answer>
     2180</qandaentry>
     2181<qandaentry>
     2182<question><para>Q: I made a Mondo CD using the failsafe
    21912183kernel (i.e. I said 'no' when Mondo asked if I wanted to use my own
    2192 kernel). It still doesn't boot. Help!</para>
     2184kernel). It still doesn't boot. Help!</para></question>
     2185<answer>
    21932186<para>A: OK, now that is a bug. :-) I included a kernel with Mondo
    21942187(technically, with Mindi, which Mondo uses) to make sure that users
     
    21962189using Mondo/Mindi's kernel but still cannot boot from your Mondo CD
    21972190then please e-mail the list.</para>
    2198 <para><anchor id="AEN641"/>Q: What if my PC won't boot from a
    2199 CD?</para>
     2191</answer>
     2192</qandaentry>
     2193<qandaentry>
     2194<question><para>Q: What if my PC won't boot from a
     2195                CD?</para></question>
     2196<answer>
    22002197<para>A: Copy the image files from the CD /images directory, using
    22012198the dd command. Take a look at
    2202 <ulink url="faqbooting.html#COPYBOOTDATADISK">Copy boot data
    2203 disks</ulink> on how to make those. Then boot from the first
     2199<link linkend="copybootdatadisk">Copy boot data
     2200disks</link> on how to make those. Then boot from the first
    22042201floppy; follow it up with the data disks; finally, type 'mount
    22052202/mnt/cdrom' and then utilize the restore script as usual, e.g.
    22062203mondorestore.</para>
    2207 <para><anchor id="AEN647"/>Q: But why won't Mondo boot from my CD?
     2204</answer>
     2205</qandaentry>
     2206<qandaentry>
     2207<question><para>Q: But why won't Mondo boot from my CD?
    22082208It says my kernel is flawed/outdated/ whatever, and when I wrote to
    22092209you, you told me the same thing... but I still don't get it. I
    2210 mean, my kernel works for everything else. Why not Mondo?</para>
     2210mean, my kernel works for everything else. Why not Mondo?</para></question>
     2211<answer>
    22112212<para>A: Because Mondo makes a boot disk using your kernel. I bet
    22122213your other software doesn't do that. Also, not all kernels are
    22132214suitable for boot disks. I'm sorry but that's Life. Upgrade your
    22142215kernel and/or recompile it. Take a look at
    2215 <ulink url="kernelsupport.html">Linux Kernel support</ulink> to see
     2216<link linkend="overview-sysrq-kernelreq">Linux Kernel support</link> to see
    22162217what you're kernel must support.</para>
    2217 <para><anchor id="AEN653"/>Q: Why do I only need a boot disk if I'm
    2218 using a tape drive? Where are the data disks?</para>
     2218</answer>
     2219</qandaentry>
     2220<qandaentry>
     2221<question><para>Q: Why do I only need a boot disk if I'm
     2222                using a tape drive? Where are the data disks?</para></question>
     2223<answer>
    22192224<para>A: On the tape. :-) The first 32MB of the tape will be set
    22202225aside for a large tarball containing the data disks, a list of all
     
    22222227respective jobs then you won't need additional floppies, just the
    22232228boot floppy and the tape(s).</para>
    2224 <para><anchor id="AEN658"/>Q: Why does it say, "Process accounting
    2225 FAILED" when I reboot?</para>
     2229</answer>
     2230</qandaentry>
     2231<qandaentry>
     2232<question><para>Q: Why does it say, "Process accounting
     2233                FAILED" when I reboot?</para></question>
     2234<answer>
    22262235<para>A: You were using Process Accounting. Red Hat (or whichever
    22272236distro you are using) does not provide a startup/shutdown script
     
    22312240what you see on your screen. Type 'touch /var/log/pacct' and then
    22322241'paccton' to fix the error message.</para>
    2233 <para><anchor id="AEN663"/>Q: Why does it say,
     2242</answer>
     2243</qandaentry>
     2244<qandaentry>
     2245<question><para>Q: Why does it say,
    22342246&amp;#8220;request_module[block-major-1]: Root fs not mounted VFS:
    22352247Cannot open root device "100" or 01:00 Please append a correct
    22362248"root=" boot option kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on
    2237 01:00&amp;#8221; when i boot from the CD?</para>
     224901:00&amp;#8221; when i boot from the CD?</para></question>
     2250<answer>
    22382251<para>A: Recompile your kernel and add initrd support. Take a look
    2239 at <ulink url="kernelsupport.html">Linux Kernel support</ulink>to
     2252at <link linkend="overview-sysrq-kernelreq">Linux Kernel support</link>to
    22402253see what you're kernel must support.</para>
    22412254<para><anchor id="COPYBOOTDATADISK"/>Q: How do i copy boot+data
    2242 disk images to physical floppy disks ?</para>
     2255        disk images to physical floppy disks ?</para>
    22432256<para>A: The images are in /root/images/mindi (eve if they are
    22442257created by Mondo) and also in the 'images' directory on the first
    22452258CD of your backup set, if you have backed up to CD. You can copy
    22462259the images to disk as follows:-</para>
    2247 <para></para>
    22482260<informaltable><tgroup cols="1"><tbody>
    22492261<row>
     
    22572269</row>
    22582270</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
    2259 
    2260 <variablelist>
    2261 <listitem>
    2262 <para></para>
    2263 </listitem></varlistentry>
    2264 <varlistentry><term><para id="TAPENICE"></para>Q: My tape drive
    2265 doesn't play nicely with Mondo at boot-time. What do I do?</term>
    2266 <varlistentry><term>A: Play with 'mt'. Use its setblksize and
    2267 defblksize switches to reconfigure your tape drive if necessary.
    2268 <variablelist>
    2269 <listitem>
    2270 <para></para>
    2271 </listitem></varlistentry>
    2272 <varlistentry><term><para id="TAPENICE"></para>Q: My tape drive
    2273 doesn't play nicely with Mondo at boot-time. What do I do?</term>
    2274 <varlistentry><term>A: Play with 'mt'. Use its setblksize and
     2271</answer>
     2272</qandaentry>
     2273
     2274<qandaentry>
     2275<question><para id="TAPENICE">Q: My tape drive
     2276doesn't play nicely with Mondo at boot-time. What do I do?</para></question>
     2277<answer><para>A: Play with 'mt'. Use its setblksize and
    22752278defblksize switches to reconfigure your tape drive if necessary.
    22762279Some tape drives just suck, I'm sorry to say. If yours is one of
     
    22792282Mondo uses standard C libraries to talk to your tape streamer. If
    22802283your tape streamer can't handle that then you had better call a
    2281 priest. Either that or ask for a refund.</term>
    2282 </variablelist>
    2283 <para></para>
     2284priest. Either that or ask for a refund.
     2285</para>
     2286</answer>
     2287</qandaentry>
     2288</qandaset>
    22842289</sect1>
     2290
    22852291<sect1 id="faq-install">
    22862292<title>Installation related Questions</title>
    2287 <variablelist>
    2288 <listitem>
    2289 <para></para>
    2290 </listitem></varlistentry>
    2291 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2292 <para><ulink url="faqinstallation.html#AEN678">Why do I get,
    2293 "newt.h not found," several times when I try to install
    2294 Mondo?</ulink></para></term>
    2295 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2296 <para><ulink url="faqinstallation.html#AEN684">Newt won't compile
    2297 when i try, what's the problem?</ulink></para></term>
    2298 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2299 <para><ulink url="faqinstallation.html#AEN690">I've just used up 6
    2300 CD-R, only to find that Mondo won't boot!</ulink></para></term>
    2301 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><link linkend="PACKREQ">Lots of
    2302 packages, required by Mondo, are missing from my system. What do I
    2303 do?</link></para></term>
    2304 </variablelist>
    2305 <para><anchor id="AEN678"/>Q: Why do I get, "newt.h not found," or
     2293<qandaset>
     2294<qandaentry>
     2295<question><para>Q: Why do I get, "newt.h not found," or
    23062296"popt.h not found," several times when I try to install
    2307 Mondo?</para>
     2297Mondo?</para></question>
     2298<answer>
    23082299<para>A: You have not installed libnewt and/or libnewt-devel.
    23092300Please do so. Check <ulink url="linuxpackages.html">Related Linux
     
    23112302tarballs and RPM's. Make sure you are using the right version of
    23122303newt/libnewt. Read the error messages carefully.</para>
    2313 <para><anchor id="AEN684"/>Q: Newt won't compile when I try. What's
    2314 the problem?</para>
     2304</answer>
     2305</qandaentry>
     2306<qandaentry>
     2307<question><para>Q: Newt won't compile when I try. What's
     2308                the problem?</para></question>
     2309<answer>
    23152310<para>A: You are probably missing popt.h, which newt needs to
    23162311compile, it can be found in the 'popt' package. Check your
     
    23182313<ulink url="linuxpackages.html">Related Linux Packages</ulink> to
    23192314see where you can get it.</para>
    2320 <para><anchor id="AEN690"/>Q: I've just used up 6 CD-R, only to
    2321 find that Mondo won't boot!</para>
     2315</answer>
     2316</qandaentry>
     2317<qandaentry>
     2318<question><para>Q: I've just used up 6 CD-R, only to
     2319                find that Mondo won't boot!</para></question>
     2320<answer>
    23222321<para>A: You should have used CD-RW. ;) In the HOWTO, it gives
    23232322instructions on how to create a test CD (one, not six).</para>
    2324 <variablelist>
    2325 <listitem>
    2326 <para></para>
    2327 </listitem></varlistentry>
    2328 <varlistentry><term><para id="PACKREQ"></para>Q: Lots of packages,
    2329 required by Mondo, are missing from my system. What do I do?</term>
    2330 <varlistentry><term>A: Install them. :) If you are using RPM or DEB
     2323</answer>
     2324</qandaentry>
     2325<qandaentry>
     2326<question>
     2327<para id="PACKREQ">Q: Lots of packages,
     2328required by Mondo, are missing from my system. What do I do?</para>
     2329</question>
     2330<answer>
     2331<para>
     2332A: Install them. :) If you are using RPM or DEB
    23312333then you'll be told which packages you need. Mondo offers a lot of
    23322334those packages on its
    2333 <para><ulink url="http://www.mondorescue.org/download/download.html">Download</ulink></para>
    2334 web page.</term>
    2335 </variablelist>
     2335<ulink url="http://www.mondorescue.org/download/download.html">Download</ulink>
     2336web page.</para>
     2337</answer>
     2338</qandaentry>
     2339</qandaset>
    23362340</sect1>
     2341
    23372342<sect1 id="faq-hardware">
    23382343<title>Hardware related Questions</title>
    2339 <variablelist>
    2340 <listitem>
    2341 <para></para>
    2342 </listitem></varlistentry>
    2343 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2344 <para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN698">Can Mondo handle
    2345 CD-RW?</ulink></para></term>
    2346 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2347 <para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN703">Does Mondo
    2348 support tape drives?</ulink></para></term>
    2349 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2350 <para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN708">Does Mondo
    2351 support my tape drive??</ulink></para></term>
    2352 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2353 <para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN713">How do I copy the
    2354 floppy images from the CD to floppy disks?</ulink></para></term>
    2355 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2356 <para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN722">Sometimes, my
    2357 laptop won't mount Mondo CD properly, or something.
    2358 Umm...</ulink></para></term>
    2359 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2360 <para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN727">Does Mondo
    2361 support RAID?</ulink></para></term>
    2362 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2363 <para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN732">Where is my CD
    2364 burner, in SCSI terms?</ulink></para></term>
    2365 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2366 <para><ulink url="faqhardwarerelated.html#AEN740">Can Mondo handle
    2367 SCSI devices?</ulink></para></term>
    2368 </variablelist>
    2369 <para><anchor id="AEN698"/>Q: Can Mondo handle CD-RW?</para>
     2344<qandaset>
     2345<qandaentry>
     2346        <question><para>Q: Can Mondo handle CD-RW?</para></question>
     2347        <answer>
    23702348<para>A: Yes. Use '-Ow &lt;speed&gt; &lt;device&gt;' to make it
    23712349work.</para>
    2372 <para><anchor id="AEN703"/>Q: Does Mondo support tape
    2373 drives?</para>
     2350</answer>
     2351</qandaentry>
     2352<qandaentry>
     2353<question><para>Q: Does Mondo support tape
     2354                drives?</para></question>
     2355<answer>
    23742356<para>A: Yes. See above.</para>
    2375 <para><anchor id="AEN708"/>Q: Does Mondo support my tape
    2376 drive?</para>
     2357</answer>
     2358</qandaentry>
     2359<qandaentry>
     2360<question><para>Q: Does Mondo support my tape
     2361                drive?</para></question>
     2362<answer>
    23772363<para>A: If your tape drive and its firmware and the kernel-level
    23782364driver support fopen(), fread(), fwrite() and fclose() - standard C
     
    23842370recompiling it with make INTTAPE=4096 or INTTAPE=8192 or something.
    23852371Other than that, you need a priest or a refund.</para>
    2386 <para><anchor id="AEN713"/>Q: How do I copy the floppy images from
    2387 the CD to floppy disks?</para>
     2372</answer>
     2373</qandaentry>
     2374<qandaentry>
     2375<question><para>Q: How do I copy the floppy images from
     2376                the CD to floppy disks?</para></question>
     2377<answer>
    23882378<para>A: Mount the CD-ROM, e.g. at /mnt/cdrom. Insert a blank
    23892379floppy. Type:</para>
     
    24122402
    24132403<para>Do the above for each 'mindi-data' disk image.</para>
    2414 <para><anchor id="AEN722"/>Q: Sometimes, my laptop won't mount
    2415 Mondo CD properly, or something. Umm...</para>
     2404</answer>
     2405</qandaentry>
     2406<qandaentry>
     2407<question><para>Q: Sometimes, my laptop won't mount
     2408                Mondo CD properly, or something. Umm...</para></question>
     2409<answer>
    24162410<para>A: Please insert the CD, close the CD-ROM tray, wait a few
    24172411seconds and then press Enter to acknowledge insertion of the next
    24182412CD. Your laptop is on crack and is sucking a little too hard on the
    24192413pipe.</para>
    2420 <para><anchor id="AEN727"/>Q: Does Mondo support RAID?</para>
     2414</answer>
     2415</qandaentry>
     2416<qandaentry>
     2417        <question><para>Q: Does Mondo support RAID?</para></question>
     2418        <answer>
    24212419<para>A: Yes. You may backup and restore RAID systems. You may also
    24222420backup a non-RAID system and restore as RAID (or vice versa) by
     
    24242422partitions and their settings. Mondo will do the partitioning and
    24252423formatting for you.</para>
    2426 <para><anchor id="AEN732"/>Q: Where is my CD burner, in SCSI
    2427 terms?</para>
     2424</answer>
     2425</qandaentry>
     2426<qandaentry>
     2427<question><para>Q: Where is my CD burner, in SCSI
     2428                terms?</para></question>
     2429<answer>
    24282430<para>A: Type:</para>
    24292431<para></para>
     
    24442446<para>a CD-R and (b) will do its best to find your CD
    24452447burner.</para>
    2446 <para><anchor id="AEN740"/>Q: Can Mondo handle SCSI devices?</para>
     2448</answer>
     2449</qandaentry>
     2450<qandaentry>
     2451        <question><para>Q: Can Mondo handle SCSI devices?</para></question>
     2452        <answer>
    24472453<para>A: Mondo should be able to handle almost any hardware. So
    24482454long as your kernel and modules support it, Mindi will support it
    24492455and therefore so will Mondo.</para>
     2456</answer>
     2457</qandaentry>
     2458</qandaset>
    24502459</sect1>
    24512460
    24522461<sect1 id="faq-backup">
    24532462<title>Backup related Questions</title>
    2454 <variablelist>
    2455 <listitem>
    2456 <para></para>
    2457 </listitem></varlistentry>
    2458 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><link linkend="MMKM">Mondo says,
    2459 'Cannot run mindi --makemountlist' and aborts. What do I
    2460 do?</link></para></term>
    2461 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN748">Can
    2462 Mondo burn CD as they are created?</ulink></para></term>
    2463 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2464 <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN753">When I try to backup to
    2465 CD, cdrecord/mkisofs returns an error. Nothing else appears to be
    2466 wrong. What do I do?</ulink></para></term>
    2467 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2468 <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN758">Mondo failed to burn my
    2469 CD. It said something like, "Error CDB A1 01 02 53 ..." and so on.
    2470 What does that mean?</ulink></para></term>
    2471 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN763">May
    2472 I backup my system with one partition layout and restore with
    2473 another?</ulink></para></term>
    2474 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN775">Why
    2475 does Mondo need so much free disk space?</ulink></para></term>
    2476 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2477 <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN780">Will Mondo backup
    2478 partitions whose formats are not understood by Linux, such as
    2479 NTFS?</ulink></para></term>
    2480 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN785">I
    2481 am trying to do something clever, e.g. write my ISO's to an NFS
    2482 mount, and I get some weird error messages. What do I
    2483 do?</ulink></para></term>
    2484 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN790">Can
    2485 Mondo backup to data files on another partition, e.g. an NFS
    2486 mount?</ulink></para></term>
    2487 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN795">Can
    2488 Mondo backup _to_ an NFS partition, i.e. backup over a network? How
    2489 about restoring?</ulink></para></term>
    2490 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2491 <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN801">Does Mondo handle System
    2492 or Hidden attributes when archiving Dos/Win
    2493 files?</ulink></para></term>
    2494 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN806">Why
    2495 do you include IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS in mondo-vfat, when they belong
    2496 to Microsoft and are copyrighted?</ulink></para></term>
    2497 <varlistentry><term><para id="MMKM"></para>Q: Mondo says, 'Cannot
    2498 run mindi --makemountlist' and aborts. What do I do?</term>
    2499 <varlistentry><term>A: Look at /var/log/mindi.log and see what it
     2463
     2464<qandaset>
     2465<qandaentry>
     2466<question><para id="MMKM">Q: Mondo says, 'Cannot
     2467                run mindi --makemountlist' and aborts. What do I do?</para></question>
     2468<answer>
     2469        <para>
     2470A: Look at /var/log/mindi.log and see what it
    25002471says. Also, try typing 'mindi --makemountlist /tmp/mountlist.txt'
    2501 to see what Mindi says. Compress the log and send it to the mailing
    2502 list if you get stuck.</term>
    2503 </variablelist>
    2504 <para><anchor id="AEN748"/>Q: Can Mondo burn CD as they are
    2505 created?</para>
     2472to see what Mindi says. Compress the log and send it to the &ML; if you get stuck.
     2473</para>
     2474</answer>
     2475</qandaentry>
     2476<qandaentry>
     2477<question><para>Q: Can Mondo burn CD as they are
     2478                created?</para></question>
     2479<answer>
    25062480<para>A: Yes. Use the '-Oc &lt;speed&gt;' switch. Use a negative
    25072481number for a dummy burn.</para>
    2508 <para><anchor id="AEN753"/>Q: When I try to backup to CD,
     2482</answer>
     2483</qandaentry>
     2484<qandaentry>
     2485<question><para>Q: When I try to backup to CD,
    25092486cdrecord/mkisofs returns an error. Nothing else appears to be
    2510 wrong. What do I do?</para>
     2487wrong. What do I do?</para></question>
     2488<answer>
    25112489<para>A: Upgrade cdrecord and mkisofs.</para>
    2512 <para><anchor id="AEN758"/>Q: Mondo failed to burn my CD. It said
     2490</answer>
     2491</qandaentry>
     2492<qandaentry>
     2493<question><para>Q: Mondo failed to burn my CD. It said
    25132494something like, "Error CDB A1 01 02 53 ..." and so on. What does
    2514 that mean?</para>
     2495that mean?</para></question>
     2496<answer>
    25152497<para>A: Cdrecord reported some serious errors while trying to burn
    25162498your CD. Check your CD burner, your CD-R and your kernel.</para>
    2517 <para><anchor id="AEN763"/>Q: May I backup my system with one
    2518 partition layout and restore with another?</para>
     2499</answer>
     2500</qandaentry>
     2501<qandaentry>
     2502<question><para>Q: May I backup my system with one
     2503                partition layout and restore with another?</para></question>
     2504<answer>
    25192505<para>A: Yes. Boot in Interactive Mode and edit the mountlist using
    25202506the snazzy new mountlist editor. Mondo can now edit your RAID
     
    25332519</listitem>
    25342520</itemizedlist>
    2535 <para><anchor id="AEN775"/>Q: Why does Mondo need so much free disk
    2536 space?</para>
     2521</answer>
     2522</qandaentry>
     2523<qandaentry>
     2524<question><para>Q: Why does Mondo need so much free disk
     2525                space?</para></question>
     2526<answer>
    25372527<para>A: Because I'm a bitter, twisted man who lives to torment
    25382528you. Mwahahahaha! :-) Mondo has to work around the inadequacies of
    25392529mkisofs, cdrecord and your own Linux distribution; in return, it
    25402530asks for a lot of free disk space.</para>
    2541 <para><anchor id="AEN780"/>Q: Will Mondo backup partitions whose
    2542 formats are not understood by Linux, such as NTFS?</para>
     2531</answer>
     2532</qandaentry>
     2533<qandaentry>
     2534<question><para>Q: Will Mondo backup partitions whose
     2535                formats are not understood by Linux, such as NTFS?</para></question>
     2536<answer>
    25432537<para>A: Yes. Use '-x &lt;device&gt;'. (You can have more than one
    25442538device.)</para>
    2545 <para><anchor id="AEN785"/>Q: I am trying to do something clever,
     2539</answer>
     2540</qandaentry>
     2541<qandaentry>
     2542<question><para>Q: I am trying to do something clever,
    25462543e.g. write my ISO's to an NFS mount, and I get some weird error
    2547 messages. What do I do?</para>
     2544messages. What do I do?</para></question>
     2545<answer>
    25482546<para>A: Well, (a) use '-T /tmp' or '-T /home' or something in your
    25492547call to Mondo. Oh, and (b) send me /var/log/mondo-archive.log,
    25502548please :-)</para>
    2551 <para><anchor id="AEN790"/>Q: Can Mondo backup to data files on
    2552 another partition, e.g. an NFS mount?</para>
     2549</answer>
     2550</qandaentry>
     2551<qandaentry>
     2552<question><para>Q: Can Mondo backup to data files on
     2553                another partition, e.g. an NFS mount?</para></question>
     2554<answer>
    25532555<para>A: Yes. Just backup as usual but add '-d /mnt/nfs' or
    25542556wherever your partition is mounted; don't use '-Oc' or '-Ot' at
     
    25562558which Mondo generates, you need to type 'ISO' at the
    25572559console.</para>
    2558 <para><anchor id="AEN795"/>Q: Can Mondo backup _to_ an NFS
    2559 partition, i.e. backup over a network? How about restoring?</para>
     2560</answer>
     2561</qandaentry>
     2562<qandaentry>
     2563<question><para>Q: Can Mondo backup _to_ an NFS
     2564                partition, i.e. backup over a network? How about restoring?</para></question>
     2565<answer>
    25602566<para>A: Yes. Use '-On &lt;mount&gt; &lt;directory&gt;'. On my
    25612567system, I use:</para>
     
    25712577</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
    25722578
    2573 <para><anchor id="AEN801"/>Q: Does Mondo handle System or Hidden
    2574 attributes when archiving Dos/Win files?</para>
     2579</answer>
     2580</qandaentry>
     2581<qandaentry>
     2582<question><para>Q: Does Mondo handle System or Hidden
     2583                attributes when archiving Dos/Win files?</para></question>
     2584<answer>
    25752585<para>A: No. It probably never will, either. Sorry.</para>
    2576 <para><anchor id="AEN806"/>Q: Why do you include IO.SYS and
     2586</answer>
     2587</qandaentry>
     2588<qandaentry>
     2589<question><para>Q: Why do you include IO.SYS and
    25772590MSDOS.SYS in mondo-vfat, when they belong to Microsoft and are
    2578 copyrighted?</para>
     2591copyrighted?</para></question>
     2592<answer>
    25792593<para>A: Well, I used to, but I don't anymore. However, if you do
    25802594have a Windows partition, you can still use 'format-and-kludge-vfat
     
    25822596AFAIK, I am the only person to write a Linux equivalent of the DOS
    25832597"SYS" command.</para>
     2598</answer>
     2599</qandaentry>
     2600</qandaset>
    25842601</sect1>
    25852602
    25862603<sect1 id="faq-compare">
    25872604<title>Compare related Questions</title>
    2588 <variablelist>
    2589 <listitem>
    2590 <para></para>
    2591 </listitem></varlistentry>
    2592 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2593 <para><ulink url="faqcompare.html#AEN814">When I compare my
    2594 archives to my file system, Mondo tells me there are differences or
    2595 errors. Are the archives bad?</ulink></para></term>
    2596 </variablelist>
    2597 <para><anchor id="AEN814"/>Q: When I compare my archives to my file
     2605
     2606<qandaset>
     2607<qandaentry>
     2608<question><para>Q: When I compare my archives to my file
    25982609system, Mondo tells me there are differences or errors. Are the
    2599 archives bad?</para>
     2610archives bad?</para></question>
     2611<answer>
    26002612<para>A: Look at /tmp/changed.files; if the files are logfiles,
    26012613temp files or files which you think you may have changed recently
     
    26072619<para>Also, don't forget to review /var/log/mondo-archive.log for
    26082620more information.</para>
     2621</answer>
     2622</qandaentry>
     2623</qandaset>
    26092624</sect1>
    26102625
    26112626<sect1 id="faq-restore">
    26122627<title>Restore related Questions</title>
    2613 <variablelist>
    2614 <listitem>
    2615 <para></para>
    2616 </listitem></varlistentry>
    2617 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2618 <para><ulink url="faqrestore.html#AEN822">Can Mondo help me
    2619 move/resize/re-allocate my partitions?</ulink></para></term>
    2620 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqrestore.html#AEN827">My
    2621 zip drive is a SCSI drive. When I restore, Mondo craps out, saying
    2622 it can't mount the drive (because there is no disk in it). What do
    2623 I do?</ulink></para></term>
    2624 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqrestore.html#AEN832">I
    2625 received a message like, 'Fileset NNN failed' during restore. What
    2626 does it mean.</ulink></para></term>
    2627 <varlistentry><term>Q:
    2628 <para><ulink url="faqrestore.html#AEN837">Why does my ext3
    2629 partition have less space free than when I backed it
    2630 up?</ulink></para></term>
    2631 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><link linkend="SEGF">When I restore
    2632 after booting from the CD/floppies, I sometimes get errors like,
    2633 "Running out of memory" or "Segmentation fault". What is going
    2634 on?</link></para></term>
    2635 <varlistentry><term>Q: <para><link linkend="LVM">I can't
    2636 nuke-restore my LVM or RAID or LVM-on-RAID setup. I have to do it
    2637 manually. What now?</link></para></term>
    2638 </variablelist>
    2639 <para><anchor id="AEN822"/>Q: Can Mondo help me
    2640 move/resize/re-allocate my partitions?</para>
     2628<qandaset>
     2629<qandaentry>
     2630<question><para>Q: Can Mondo help me
     2631                move/resize/re-allocate my partitions?</para></question>
     2632<answer>
    26412633<para>A: Yes. Just backup your system in Interactive Mode using
    26422634Mondo. Edit the mountlist when prompted.</para>
    2643 <para><anchor id="AEN827"/>Q: My zip drive is a SCSI drive. When I
     2635</answer>
     2636</qandaentry>
     2637<qandaentry>
     2638<question><para>Q: My zip drive is a SCSI drive. When I
    26442639restore, Mondo craps out, saying it can't mount the drive (because
    2645 there is no disk in it). What do I do?</para>
     2640there is no disk in it). What do I do?</para></question>
     2641<answer>
    26462642<para>A: Restore in Interactive Mode. Delete the SCSI drive from
    26472643the mountlist before you restore. Then Mondo won't try to partition
     
    26522648restoring, you will find that /dev/sdd (the _file_) will still be
    26532649present in your /dev directory. Cool, eh?</para>
    2654 <para><anchor id="AEN832"/>Q: I received a message like, 'Fileset
    2655 NNN failed' during restore. What does it mean.</para>
     2650</answer>
     2651</qandaentry>
     2652<qandaentry>
     2653<question><para>Q: I received a message like, 'Fileset
     2654                NNN failed' during restore. What does it mean.</para></question>
     2655<answer>
    26562656<para>A: It usually means either you had a very large (&gt;2GB)
    26572657file which was not archived owing to a flaw in your distro or your
    26582658filesystem has changed in relation to the backup.</para>
    2659 <para><anchor id="AEN837"/>Q: Why does my ext3 partition have less
    2660 space free than when I backed it up?</para>
     2659</answer>
     2660</qandaentry>
     2661<qandaentry>
     2662<question><para>Q: Why does my ext3 partition have less
     2663                space free than when I backed it up?</para></question>
     2664<answer>
    26612665<para>A: Mondo creates a 10MB journal file area. Your journal was
    26622666probably smaller than that, hence the difference.</para>
    2663 <variablelist>
    2664 <listitem>
    2665 <para></para>
    2666 </listitem></varlistentry>
    2667 <varlistentry><term><para id="SEGF"></para>Q: When I restore after
     2667</answer>
     2668</qandaentry>
     2669<qandaentry>
     2670<question><para id="SEGF">Q: When I restore after
    26682671booting from the CD/floppies, I sometimes get errors like, "Running
    2669 out of memory" or "Segmentation fault". What is going on?</term>
    2670 <varlistentry><term>A: It sounds as if you are running out of disk
     2672out of memory" or "Segmentation fault". What is going on?</para></question>
     2673<answer><para>A: It sounds as if you are running out of disk
    26712674space, probably ram disk space. Type 'df -m' to see which
    26722675partitions are running low on space. Please send as much
    2673 information as you can to the mailing list. This problem is
    2674 believed to have been fixed in 1.63 and 1.71.</term>
    2675 </variablelist>
    2676 <para><anchor id="LVM"/>Q: I can't nuke-restore my LVM or RAID or
    2677 LVM-on-RAID setup. I have to do it manually. What now?</para>
     2676information as you can to the &ML;. This problem is
     2677believed to have been fixed in 1.63 and 1.71.</para>
     2678</answer>
     2679</qandaentry>
     2680<qandaentry>
     2681<question>
     2682<para id="LVM"/>Q: I can't nuke-restore my LVM or RAID or
     2683LVM-on-RAID setup. I have to do it manually. What now?</para></question>
     2684<answer>
    26782685<para>A: You said it yourself. You have to do it manually. :) Sorry
    26792686but that's about it. At least you have all the tools to do it. I
     
    26842691again but say 'no' when asked if you want Mondo to prep or format
    26852692your drives.</para>
     2693</answer>
     2694</qandaentry>
     2695</qandaset>
    26862696</sect1>
    26872697</chapter>
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