[ILUG] hard disk imaging
lbedford at lbedford.org
Fri Sep 21 13:26:25 IST 2001
On Fri, Sep 21, 2001 at 01:14:24PM +0100, cybersean3000 at yahoo.com came forth with:
> You may want to try copying the source disk into an .iso file. As an
> .iso file you can move it around from place to place, and you can
> even mount it like this:
> mount -t iso9660 -o loop image.iso /mnt/iso
If you want to do that, you need to use mkisofs, and you won't be able to
write it to CD because it'll be 10G.
> I do not know if it will be bootable, you may want to keep your
> rescue disks handy to re-install lilo, etc.
It won't be bootable, unless you edit a lot of stuff (normally it'll want to
write to /var, /tmp, and find swap).
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