|MondoRescue HOWTO: Utilisation and Configuration of Mondo and Mindi under Linux (Version 3.2.2-r3578)|
|Chapter 10. FAQ|
A: Mindi, a.k.a. Mindi-Linux, makes a mini-distribution from your kernel, modules, modules, tools and libraries. It can also generate an El Torito 2.88/5.76MB boot disk image. Mondo uses Mindi to create a mini-distro, then boots from it and runs on it.
A: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles described cool things as 'mondo'. Hugo Rabson wasn't sure what to call this project. 'Faust' was one idea he had, partly as a dig at his former boss who practically owned him because of his legal status at the time. In the end, he chose something short and distinctive.
A: It works on Red Hat 7.x/8/9, RHEL 2.1/3/4, Mandrakelinux 8.x/9.x/10.x/200x, Fedora 4/5/6, Debian 3.x, most flavors of SuSE/SLES, some flavors of Slackware, etc. The more distributions we support, the more moving targets we have to hit. Please bear this in mind when e-mailing the list. :) If you would like to help us by beta-testing Mondo (or Mindi) on your PC then we would be very interested in working with you to work around the eccentricities of your Linux distro. However, rest assured, 90% of the bugs reported are actually symptoms of FooLinux X.Y's unique way of doing things.
Please send a copy of /var/log/mondoarchive.log to the mondorescue mailing list along with a description of your distro, your kernel, etc. Oh, and before sending it, please try to read it.
A: Please send a copy of /var/log/mindi.log to the mondorescue mailing list along with a description of your distro, your kernel, etc. Oh, and before sending it, please read it as it is much easier to understand it.
A: Mondo has generated reliable archives since May 2000. Lost data occured by using bad CD-R disks and not verifying their contents. Some users have not tried booting from their CD until crunch time. Remember to boot into Compare Mode to verify the backup before you trust it. If Mondo did not work, you would not be reading this. If it does not work for you, your kernel is usually the culprit. Check Linux Kernel support to see what your kernel should support. Please e-mail the list if you need some help with this.
A: E-mail the bug report (mondo.err.xxxxx.tgz) to the mondorescue mailing list. Ok you've read it already but it's really important if you want help. If you don't send a logfile then there isn't a lot that we can do for you, so PLEASE include a logfile at the very least.
A: Absolutely! :-) The best way for you to make Mondo do what you want is to modify it and then send the patch. That way, we can all benefit.
A: Please enter the suggestion in our feature system at MondoRescue
A: A good Linux distribution should contain XXX but the designers, in their infinite wisdom, decided not to include that particular tool. Check Related Linux Packages and install the missing package. If that fails, contact the vendor/distributor/manufacturer/designer of your distro.
A: Yes, up to twenty CD per set. This 20-CD limit results from laziness on mondorescue's part. I'll be removed in the future. However, if your system occupies more than 20 CD, may it's time for another type of media ?
A: Yes. If your system currently boots into Linux or Windows via LILO, you can backup and restore both OSes at the same time using Mondo. If you are using NTFS then add the switch, '-x <device>'.
A: Mondo supports LVM v1 and v2. Mondo backs up and restores your existing setup but it does not make it easy for you to change your LVM configuration, at the moment. You have to edit /tmp/i-want-my-lvm at boot-time to do that.
A: Please free up /dev/loop0 using 'losetup /dev/loop0 -d' to unmount that loop device. If your OS will not let you do that, contact your local support group or Linux vendor.
A: Not yet. You can use Mondo to backup Linux or Linux/Windows dual boot. One day, Mondo will let you backup partitions it can't read or write, by treating each partition as one long file to be backed up. This file will be chopped, compressed and archived like any other big file.
A: Because. It helped us in the past. If you really, truly want them gone then please submit a patch to make them optional.
A: Excellent question! Please submit graphics of candidate animal logos!