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91 sng 28 <H2>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</H2>
92     <H3>Documentation: Using SystemRescueCD</H3>
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94 sng 172 <div style="position: absolute; left: 0px;"><H4>30/06/2011 - v 3.2.0</H4></div>
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118     <!-- Intro -->
119    
120     <H2 style="margin-top: 0;"><a name="sysresccd-intro"></a>Intro <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#sysresccd-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H2>
121    
122     <p><b>SystemRescueCD</b> is an excellent Live CD. It contains cloning software too (<a href="http://www.fsarchiver.org/Main_Page" target="_blank">FSArchiver</a> and <a href="http://www.partimage.org/Main_Page" target="_blank">partimage</a>, to be spesific), but is unable to clone a whole disk, instead of only individual partitions.<br>
123     <br>
124     <b>Clonezilla Live</b> is a great cloning solution, but it is unable to do anything but clone. For general system administration, you need a lot more functions - like these offered by <b>SystemRescueCD</b>.<br>
125     <br>
126     <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> has all of the functions of both discs. It's a multi boot CD, so switching between CDs requires a reboot, but using both individual discs requires switching the physical disc - in addition to rebooting.<br>
127     <br>
128     But, of course, to be able to use <b>SystemRescueCD</b>'s functions, you need to know how to use them. We don't have permission to redistribute <b>SystemRescueCD</b> documentation, so this page contains only just enough information to allow you to look for more help in <b>SystemRescueCD</b> documentation.</p>
129    
130    
131    
132     <!-- Boot options -->
133    
134     <H2><a name="boot-options"></a>Which boot option to pick? <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#sysresccd-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H2>
135    
136 sng 180 <p>Here is a list of the most important boot options:<br>
137 sng 28 <br>
138 sng 180 <!--not-on-txt--><ol>
139     <li>SystemRescueCd: default boot options</li>
140     <li>SystemRescueCd: all files cached to memory (docache)</li>
141     <li>SystemRescueCd: framebuffer console in high resolution</li>
142     <li>SystemRescueCd: do not ask for keyboard, use US keymap</li>
143     <li>SystemRescueCd: directly start the graphical environment</li>
144     <li>SystemRescueCd: 64bit kernel with default options</li>
145     </ol>
146 sng 28 <!--end-not-on-txt-->
147    
148    
149    
150 sng 180 </p>
151 sng 28
152 sng 180 <p>If you're accustomed to graphical environment, choose the option <b>directly start the graphical environment</b>. In graphical environment you're able to use graphical programs, like <b>GParted</b> and <b>Mozilla Firefox</b>. Terminals are also available, so using graphical environment doesn't prevent using command line. The only negative thing of graphical environment is that it slows booting process down a bit - and it's often just plain unneeded.<br>
153 sng 28 <br>
154 sng 180 If you're accustomed to command line and know already that you're not going to use any graphical program, choose the option <b>framebuffer console in high resolution</b>. Booting to command line is a bit faster process than booting to graphical environment, and you can start X manually later.<br>
155 sng 28 <br>
156 sng 180 Alternatively, you can select <b>default boot options</b>. However, if you do so, the text in the screen will be bigger and you'll be able to see less text at once.<br>
157 sng 28 <br>
158 sng 180 If you want to chroot on an existing GNU/Linux partition containing 64-bit programs, select <b>64bit kernel with default options</b>. Even if you don't want to chroot, 64-bit kernel may be a bit faster than 32-bit one. However, 64-bit kernel requires a x86-64 processor, for example AMD Athlon 64 or Intel Core 2.<br>
159 sng 28 <br>
160 sng 180 You need the option <b>all files cached to memory (docache)</b> if you plan to burn discs while using <b>SystemRescueCD</b>. The option copies the whole <b>SystemRescueCD</b> to the memory of the computer during the boot process, allowing you to put another disc to your CD/DVD writer while using <b>SystemRescueCD</b>. The negative thing is that reading all the contents of the disc slows boot process down a lot.<br>
161 sng 28 <br>
162 sng 180 Finally, the option <b>do not ask for keyboard, use US keymap</b> may be useful if you have an English keyboard. By default, <b>SystemRescueCD</b> asks the keymap to use during boot. If you don't answer in 20 seconds, <b>SystemRescueCD</b> chooses the US keymap. However, if you have chosen the option <b>do not ask for keyboard, use US keymap</b> in the boot menu, <b>SystemRescueCD</b> chooses the US keymap immediately. No waiting, no questions.</p>
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164    
165    
166     <!-- After booting -->
167    
168     <H2><a name="after-booting"></a>After booting <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#sysresccd-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H2>
169     <!--empty line-->
170     <H3><a name="graphical-mode"></a>HELP!!! Where are the desktop and Start menu? <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#sysresccd-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
171 sng 180 <p>Simply type this command and press ENTER twice:</p>
172 sng 28 <!--empty line-->
173     <p class="newcode">wizard</p>
174     <!--empty line-->
175     <H3><a name="internet"></a>Connecting to the Internet <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#sysresccd-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
176    
177     <p>The CD doesn't contain any <b>SystemRescueCD</b> documentation, because we don't have permission to redistribute it. In addition, our time is limited and we can't rewrite it all. So, you need to connect to the Internet to be able to read <b>SystemRescueCD</b>'s official online documentation.<br>
178     <br>
179 sng 180 <b>SystemRescueCD</b> establishes an Internet connection automatically, if you're in a network using DHCP. Nowadays, most people are.</p>
180 sng 28 <!--empty line-->
181 sng 180 <p>If the network doesn't use DHCP, you have to configure Internet settings by hand. You should be able to do so if you've previously configured your settings in the operating system you normally use. First, stop the <b>NetworkManager</b> daemon:</p>
182 sng 28 <!--empty line-->
183 sng 180 <p class="newcode">/etc/init.d/NetworkManager stop</p>
184 sng 28 <!--empty line-->
185 sng 180 <p>After that, run the following command:</p>
186     <!--empty line-->
187     <p class="newcode">net-setup <font color="Green">eth0</font></p>
188     <!--empty line-->
189     <p><b>Note:</b> In the command replace <b><font color="Green">eth0</font></b> with the network interface you want to use.</p>
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191    
192    
193     <!-- Stopping to use the CD -->
194    
195     <H2><a name="stop"></a>When you're done <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#sysresccd-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H2>
196    
197     <p>When you're done, you naturally want to either shut the computer down or reboot. Wait! Don't do it yet!<br>
198     <br>
199     Both I and Spiros have found out that letting a live CD to automatically unmount partitions is often a bad idea. It can damage the filesystems of the partitions which were mounted when the computer was shut down and destroy any files in the partitions, even them you didn't use within the CD.<br>
200     <br>
201     So, I recommend unmounting them refore shutdown or reboot. Just run these commands when you're done.<br>
202     <br>
203     If you want to reboot:</p>
204     <!--empty line-->
205     <p class="newcode">cd<br>
206     umount -a<br>
207     reboot</p>
208     <!--empty line-->
209     <p>If you want to shut down:</p>
210     <p class="newcode">cd<br>
211     umount -a<br>
212     poweroff</p>
213    
214    
215    
216     <!-- Links -->
217    
218     <H2><a name="more"></a>More info <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#sysresccd-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H2>
219    
220     <p>Here are some links to the official <b>SystemRescueCD</b> resources.<br>
221     <br>
222     SystemRescueCD - <a href="http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page" target="_blank">http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page</a><br>
223     Detailed packages list- <a href="http://www.sysresccd.org/Detailed-packages-list" target="_blank">http://www.sysresccd.org/Detailed-packages-list</a><br>
224     Manual - <a href="http://www.sysresccd.org/Online-Manual-EN" target="_blank">http://www.sysresccd.org/Online-Manual-EN</a><br>
225     FAQ - <a href="http://www.sysresccd.org/FAQ" target="_blank">http://www.sysresccd.org/FAQ</a><br>
226     Howto - <a href="http://www.sysresccd.org/Howto" target="_blank">http://www.sysresccd.org/Howto</a><br>
227     Forum - <a href="http://www.sysresccd.org/forums/" target="_blank">http://www.sysresccd.org/forums/</a><br></p>
228    
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238 sng 180 <p>Copyright: &#169; <a href="mailto:&#115;&#110;&#103;&#064;&#104;&#101;&#108;&#108;&#117;&#103;&#046;&#103;&#114;?subject=About Clonezilla-SysRescCD v 3.2.0" title="About Clonezilla-SysRescCD">Spiros Georgaras</a>, 2007-2011 &amp; <a href="mailto:&#115;&#097;&#110;&#100;&#103;&#116;&#120;&#064;&#103;&#109;&#097;&#105;&#108;&#046;&#099;&#111;&#109;?subject=About Clonezilla-SysRescCD v 3.2.0 documentation" title="About Clonezilla-SysRescCD Documentation">Jyrki Vesterinen</a>, 2010-2011<br /><br/>
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