In the past, I used yard to create boot floppies with the drivers and tools
that I need for backups so that I could restore a root disk if it failed.
Since the kernel and glibc have gotten so big, it is hard to fit
everything on a floppy. The Red Hat CD booted with "linux rescue" almost
has all of the tools that I use.
Currently, after installing Red Hat, I create an ext2 floppy and put the
rest of the stuff that I need for backups on it. Since I backup to a SCSI
tape drive, I add the st.o module, along with dump and restore. Then,
after booting "linux rescue", I can mount the floppy, load st, and run dump
Maybe there are too many different ways to backup a system for you to
support, but would it be possible to add st (either as a module or in the
kernel), dump, and restore? It already recognizes the scsi adapter, and mt
is there, but no st. It would be nice to be able to backup a system before
performing an upgrade and know that you can get it back to where it was
We will consider this for future releases.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3383 ***