On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 9:05 PM, Robert Millan <address@hidden>
On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 07:35:45PM +0530, kashyap garimella wrote:Thanks for your interest, but I really think this is overkill. Users would
> I have added the following new features:
> 1) when grub-setup runs, it automatically stores the areas of (mbr + embed)
> region, which are overwritten, into the file (in the following specified
> format) in root directory.
> 2) grub-setup can restore the stored mbr in the following format back to
> destination drive:
still need dd(1) to restore those images, so if they know dd(1), why can't
they just use that to back them up in first place?
I also added a restore option (grub-setup --restore dest_drive). A dd needs to be done explicitly. But with this patch, it will (by default) store the mbr and the areas in embed region ( which are written by grub ). And with the backup file, you can restore
from a live cd also. The backup file contains the start sector and the length of the core image.
There is also a request for this feature http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?27058
The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."
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