Speaking of tar, Can I use it to BU my win98 partition.
jtwdyp at ttlc.net
Wed May 12 22:12:10 UTC 2004
It would appear that on May 11, Joe(theWordy)Philbrook did say:
> Thanks again Luciano, I much appreciate the informative explanation.
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One more tar question for the expert users...
Tar is becoming part of my primary back up strategy for all my linux
partitions. Tar, split & xcdroast works for me! But I'd like to make it
a complete strategy and even use it to back up my windows stuff...
I can't think of a reason why it can't. I could do some empirical
testing I suppose. But if I restore my win98 from a tarfile and it
doesn't work, Id regret it.
Has anybody successfully backed up AND restored a windows filesystem with
tar. ( I'm talking the whole "C:" drive ) If I ever screw up and let it
gets infested with something, I'd like to know that I could boot linux
from a lilo floppy, and:
# shred /dev/hda1
# mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/hda1
# mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mountpoint
# cd /mountpoint
# tar -xzf tarfile.tgz .
# lilo -b /dev/hda
Reboot and select the win98 boot item. And actually have win98 running?
But I suppose I might have to replace the mkdosfs line with booting from
a win98 rescue floppy that has the win/dos version of fdisk and format
on it(with LBA support...) Then reboot into linux and pick up with the
But I would definitely like to use my trustwothy linux to archive my
win89 file system.
If this possible???
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