Talk:Boot it

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This is Excellent

What an awesome idea this was, great job! I make dd_rescue images of my 'perfect setups' in bliight and x|whiite when I'm done with them. Now I can put them on my 8GB USB stick and boot them if my main system goes down. (Was using ash in geexbox as an emergency shell.) -- gllt


I think brakken added the link to tehskeen simply as a form of advertising. If you look at his contributions, this is all he ever does. Quite frankly, it annoys me. I don't ever remember seeing anything on the tehskeen thread that suggested it was the "official support thread". Even if it were, I think it is obvious that the reason was purely self-interest since tehskeen draws in ad revenue. I strongly believe it is a conflict of interests for brakken to be editing the wiki in such a manner. -Flark 18:49, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Agreed, although I have no problem someone else adding the link.--Cheesemoo0 22:53, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

dd_rescue theory

You should be able to dd_rescue if=/dev/sdxY of=/media/usb/whiite.img x being the drive (a,b,c,etc) and Y being the partition with linux (generally 2, with standard whiite/bliight installs.) Mounting does vary from system to system though.

If you accidentally or intentionally rip the entire disk image (meaning that it includes the boot partition with the kernel in fat32/16 formatted partition) you can fdisk -l -u linux.img and find the start of the partition, multiply it by 512 and use something like (here is what I have put into a bash script)

mount -t ext3 -o loop,offset=268435456 /q/wiilinux-img/whiite-2gb.img /media/xwhiite/

making sure you mkdir /media and mkdir /media/xwhiite and using the path of your actual image. Then you mount your blank image made with the instructions that came with boot-it to /media/img and do

cp -r /media/xwhiite/* /media/img/

This will transfer your xwhiite ext3 partition contents from the entire disk image to a singular one, for booting.