[Techtalk] tomsrtbt

Maria McKinley maria at shadlen.org
Wed Sep 12 22:50:39 UTC 2007

Rudy Zijlstra wrote:
> Maria McKinley wrote:
>> Hey there,
>> I've been using tomsrtbt for years to do e2fsck on questionable 
>> drives, but I may have hit the end of its usefulness. I used it today, 
>> and got the messge that the file system had new features not supported 
>> by the e2fsck on tomsrtbt. Judging from his website, I'd say the 
>> project has been abandoned. Anyone have a suggestion for a more 
>> up-to-date bootable rescue sort of distro? I prefer one that fits on a 
>> floppy, since some of my machines don't have cd readers on them, but 
>> for the short term with this particular machine, I could use one from 
>> a cd.
>> thanks,
>> maria
> The Slackware install CD or DVD can be used as a rescue image. Normally 
> i am booting it from the network, but have to create some this time as i 
> will be changing raid controllers on my netboot server :(
> Creating them from floppy is now-adays very difficult, as most 2.6 and 
> later 2.4 kernels do not really fit on a floppy :(
> Slackware 12 contains instructions on how to boot from USB. Could that 
> help you?
> Rudy

That sounds like an intersting idea. Didn't know you could boot linux 
from a usb stick, but that sounds cool. I'll check it out, thanks.


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