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RE: [K12OSN] HELP!!!

On the backup problem only (sorry - limited rescue knowledge) - I
regularly use an old version of Norton's GHOST to image the entire drive
onto an identical drive.  I was intending to use hardware RAID but the
damn chipset isn't supported on RH8 as of yet.

Good luck.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-admin redhat com 
> [mailto:k12osn-admin redhat com] On Behalf Of Todd O'Bryan
> Sent: 04 December 2002 15:57
> To: k12osn redhat com
> Subject: [K12OSN] HELP!!!
> My server died. Completely, totally, irrevocably. I restarted 
> and it couldn't even find a file system. I think (hope) that 
> the drive is going down. The ironic part is that this 
> happened in the midst of running a backup (I was scp-ing my 
> home directory to another machine when the copy stalled and 
> the disk started making a skrr-skrr-skrr sound).
> I never foresaw such a complete meltdown (do we ever?) so I'm 
> now completely screwed.
> The first thing I have to do is get my terminals to login 
> again so my kids don't sit around looking disappointed in me. 
> That means I have to reconstruct the modeline that Daniel Bo 
> gave me and I, so far as I can tell, never wrote down anywhere.
> Could someone please send me a few instructions about how to 
> install modelines in the ltsp.conf file and a list of some to 
> try (I have Cirrus Logic CL-GD5436 chips with generic Compaq 
> SVGA monitors.)
> In addition, could someone point me to a good program that 
> will take a snapshot of my working system in case this 
> happens again. Also, I have a backup of the home directory 
> from two weeks ago...if I re-create all my users and copy the 
> home back over, should that work reasonably well?
> Thanks,
> Todd
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