fdisk from fixit CD: geom not found

Jonathan McKeown jonathan at hst.org.za
Mon Feb 18 08:29:40 UTC 2008

On Sunday 17 February 2008 23:55, Wojciech Puchar wrote:

> > I'd still rather there wasn't an ``error'' message at all unless there's
> > a genuine error: I'm planning for the case of an operator with limited
> > skills doing a ``monkey see, monkey do'' restore (not trying to be rude,
> > but
> monkey can do ifconfig, route and /etc/rc.d/sshd start
> then you do the rest

Except this is a disaster recovery plan: it must not rely on me being 
available. I'm looking at a scenario in which the survivors of the disaster 
have bought replacement hardware, hired someone who's done a bit of Linux, 
and handed them a set of offsite backup tapes and a ring-binder. (I can get 
most sites tapes offsite by 60+km on a daily basis: if a disaster 
simultaneously takes out, for example, the city of Durban - at sea level, 
population 3.5 million - and Pietermaritzburg, 80km inland and 750 metres 
above sea level, I'm not sure restoring our backups is going to be the 
biggest worry.)


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