Q: Can Mondo handle CD-RW?
A: Yes. Use '-Ow <speed> <device>' to make it work.
Q: Does Mondo support tape drives?
A: Yes. See above.
Q: Does Mondo support my tape drive?
A: If your tape drive and its firmware and the kernel-level driver support fopen(), fread(), fwrite() and fclose() - standard C library calls - then yes, Mondo should support it. If not, well, you need a refund. :) Mondo plays nicely with any sane, sensible drives. That's most of them, by the way. :) If your drive doesn't play nicely with Mondo then you may try tinkering with setblksize and defblksize using 'mt', or tweaking Mondo's block size by recompiling it with make INTTAPE=4096 or INTTAPE=8192 or something. Other than that, you need a priest or a refund.
Q: How do I copy the floppy images from the CD to floppy disks?
A: Mount the CD-ROM, e.g. at /mnt/cdrom. Insert a blank floppy. Type:
bash# cd /mnt/cdrom/images
Insert another blank floppy and type:
bash# dd if=mindi-data-1.img of=/dev/fd0u1722
Do the above for each 'mindi-data' disk image.
Q: Sometimes, my laptop won't mount Mondo CD properly, or something. Umm...
A: Please insert the CD, close the CD-ROM tray, wait a few seconds and then press Enter to acknowledge insertion of the next CD. Your laptop is on crack and is sucking a little too hard on the pipe.
Q: Does Mondo support RAID?
A: Yes. You may backup and restore RAID systems. You may also backup a non-RAID system and restore as RAID (or vice versa) by using the mountlist editor to edit your RAID and non-RAID partitions and their settings. Mondo will do the partitioning and formatting for you.
Q: Where is my CD burner, in SCSI terms?
bash# cdrecord -scanbus
Find your CD burner's device# (e.g. '0,0,0'). Call Mondo with the switch '-Oc <speed>' -d '<device>'. Or, if you feel lucky, just use '-Oc 2'; Mondo will (a) assume you want to write at 4x to
a CD-R and (b) will do its best to find your CD burner.
Q: Can Mondo handle SCSI devices?
A: Mondo should be able to handle almost any hardware. So long as your kernel and modules support it, Mindi will support it and therefore so will Mondo.