[lug] RH 7.2 & Norton Ghost

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Mon Aug 12 11:00:25 MDT 2002

Any hints on how to get mondo working properly? 

Mindi dies on four different machines: Two are Debian woody with
whatever their highest release package is for mondo, one is RedHat 6.2
with the RPM's from the mondo homepage installed, all dependencies met
via up2date except for "buffer" and one other package (I forget) that
mondo wanted... used the binary RPM's from mondo's webpage for those.
The other is RedHat 7.2.

All exhibit similar symptoms... "Can't format floppy image..." when I
run mindi alone to test it.

The FAQ says something to the effect of "What if mindi isn't working?...
E-mail me the error logs and I'll get around to looking at it sometime."


Software looks very useful, but is suffering from all the differences
between distros, even between distro versions, it would appear.

On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 12:14:54PM -0600, Ferdinand Schmid wrote:
> I have had very mixed luck with Norton Ghost in the past.  Some systems 
> simply wouldn't work properly (the ghosting process would exit 
> abnormally - but not necessarily in the same place).  Upgrading to newer 
> versions of Ghost sometimes helped.
> Eventually I started using mondo <http://www.microwerks.net/~hugo> and 
> haven't seen any more problems since.  It can also write its backup 
> image to tape drive, nfs partition, ...  Very flexible and reliable. 
> You can restore from floppy boot disk or CD.
> Maybe I should do a mondo demo at a meeting sometime.
> Ferdinand
> Rwheaton wrote:
> >hello,                                                                
> >     I have been trying to make an image of a 7.2 install using Norton
> >Ghost server (over an ethernet connection).  In the past, previous    
> >versions of RH would work, but for some reason, 7.2 just dies.        
> >There's no discernable place that it always dies at.  We origionally  
> >thought that the reason it was dying was because of the ext3          
> >filesystem, but it recently died on a 7.2 install that was partitioned
> >with ext2.  I'm really baffled, and have found nothing on google or   
> >any other site that would point to something different about 7.2 that 
> >would kill creation of an image.                                      
> >                                                                      
> >BTW, i've been on the list for quite a while now, but just recently   
> >moved into the area, so this is really my first post :-).  so far,    
> >boulder kicks ass.                                                    
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> >thanks,                                                               
> >-ryan                                                                 
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Nate Duehr <nate at natetech.com>

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