[Udpcast] Re: Problem with recovery partition data
dteed at artistic.ca
Mon Apr 19 16:45:32 CEST 2004
On Fri, 16 Apr 2004, Alain Knaff wrote:
> One method is to run a "hexdump -n 512 /dev/hda" on the disk at
> various stages of the duplication. This prints out a hexdump of the
> first 512 bytes. Then just check whether the 7 bytes have their "good"
> state or the changed state.
> N.B. You can run this command right after the udp-receive without
> rebooting by pressing Alt-F2 and pressing return. This gives you a
> shell where you can run various commands. You can get back to the menu
> with Alt-F1
I'm using a PXEboot initrd generated today and with the 2.4.26 linux
kernel. I checked the box to include a built in shell. When
activated it reports itself as Busybox 1.00-pre10 running msh.
I have not had much luck with the built in shell.
help works and it reveals only these commands are available:
break cd continue eval exec exit export help login newgrp read readonly set shift
times trap umask wait
I tried the hexdump command you mention with or without busybox in front
and it reports not found. Basic stuff like 'ls' is also not found.
I get the feeling I'm doing something wrong.
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