How to create a rescuesystem on an internal flashdrive:
First step you build a VM with a minimal Debian based system (you can use and configure this minimal System booting from a USB-Device for many possibilities).
Cloning or using an existing Live-Distribution is a a bit difficult. So this is the easier and faster way.
Next step you save the mbr of the VM-System:
dd if=/dev/sdx of /home/rescue/mbr.img bs=512 count=1
(bs=512 saves the mbr and the partitiontable; bs=448 only saves the mbr)
Next step you save your system using fsarchiver. If you have more than one partition, you have to save /boot-partition, /home and /. For this type:
fsarchiver savefs -vA /yourdirectory/boot.fsa /dev/sdx
fsarchiver savefs -vA /yourdirectory/root.fsa /dev/sdx
fsarchiver savefs -vA /yourdirectory/home.fsa /dev/sdx ...
Now you can restore these backup-files to any internal or external flashdrive.
First restore the mbr:
dd if=/yourdirectory/mbr.img of=/dev/sdx bs=512 count=1
Next step you restore the filesystem-archives:
fsarchiver restfs /yourdirectory/boot.fsa id=0,dest=/dev/sdx
Last step you have to reinstall grub:
grub-install --root-directory=/ --no-floppy /dev/sdx
After a reboot your rescuesystem should be running.
If you have any problems booting the rescuesystem mostly your grub-install fails.
To fix this go to your /boot/grub-directory on flashdrive. Open your grub.cfg
and search the path to your boot-files.
Many times there is a wrong path given in this configuration. Due to that problem the --root-directory variable during install grub is very important.
Without setting this variable correctly, grub will not install correctly.
- 13 Apr 2012
| Title || HowTo configure Internal-Rescue-Flashdrive |
| Description || Way to configure an internal rescuesystem or USB-System for different problems. |
| Tags || rescue,flashdrive,usbdrive |
| Category || Admin |