[plug] System Restore CD

Nathan D natdan at gmail.com
Wed May 11 11:59:45 WST 2005

On 5/11/05, Onno Benschop wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've got a Debian gateway machine that is running in the bush, that is
> going to be living at a client's premises. The client is not
> particularly computer savvy and I wish to make a system restore CD, sort
> of like a GHOST or ISO image that self-installs and writes all of the
> gateway settings onto the hard-disk. This is to allow me to do two things:
>    1. Offer the client a means to recover from a hard-disk failure.
>    2. Offer me a means to update his settings by giving him a new CD
>       that magically re-installs his "new" gateway.
> I'm a little daunted on how I might create such a magical CD and was
> wondering if anyone around here had some suggestions.
> Onno Benschop

Off on a different tangent from your Debian gateway....  IPCop is a
small firewall that installs from CD and allows you to save settings
to a floppy.  During install this floppy can be used to recover and
restore hardware and customised settings.  May not be what you are
after though?

There are other distributions that either run from CD or have config
settings on a floppy (like m0n0wall), but once again, are probably not
the answer if you have a Debian box setup to do what you need.

  Nathan D.

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