How to install Mondo on Debian Jessie 8.0

How to install Mondo on Debian Jessie

Since Debian Jessie is now in the freeze mode, Let’s take a look at installing Mondo on Jessie.

What is Mondo Rescue?

Mondo Rescue is free disaster recovery software. It supports Linux (i386, x86-64, IA-64) and FreeBSD (i386). It’s packaged for multiple distributions (Red Hat, RHEL, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSuSE, SLES, Mandriva, Debian, Ubuntu,and Gentoo).

It also supports tapes, disks, USB devices, network and CD/DVD as backup media, multiple filesystems, LVM, software and hardware RAID. Restoration may be done from a physical media including OBDR tape support, or CD/DVD/USB media, or from the network through PXE.

First the test machine is a white box desktop tower with a Intel(R) Celeron(TM) with a 1400MHz cpu, 256MiB of memory and a BIOS from 2002! This machine has ran with four different versions of Debian and still works great.

This will be setup using Debian testing netinstall cd. My netinstall CD has the non-free firmware for working on laptops. As a habbit, I use the expert mode in text mode.

Run through the Debian install process. For testing purposes, this will be a base install only. The test name will be debian, no domain and root and one user setup and nothing else.

When it comes time to load packages, unselect the desktop and select SSH server.

When the CD ejects, go ahead and reboot. After the reboot, I log in to make sure the system is ready and because I used the static IP option in the install, I ping out to a couple of places on the internet to check to make sure everything is working.

:!: Remember to make a note of the ip address.

At this point I log out and switch to my regular Debian desktop machine and use the terminal to ssh into the test box.

The command is:

ssh IPADDRESS

(this will log me in as the root user.) You may use your regular user account in which case you would use:

ssh USER@IPADDRESS

If you use your regular user account to log in, you will need to use SU or SUDO to issue commands using root access.

:!: NOTE In Debian you will have to apt-get install sudo.

First run:

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

Now I will add to my sources.list.

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

At the bottom add:

### Debian Mondo 7
deb ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org//debian 7 contrib
deb-src ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org//debian 7 contrib

Now before running apt-get install, We need to update

apt-get update

Now We can add the mondo key:

wget ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/debian/7/mondorescue.pubkey

To add the key

apt-key add mondorescue.pubkey

To list your keys

apt-key list

The location of the keys is

/etc/apt/trusted.gpg

Just a note that my sources include non free ftp and src locations.

:!: Remember to:

apt-get update

If you want to check to see what packages are needed before you start, you can run:

apt-cache depends afio
apt-cache depends mindi-busybox
apt-cache depends mindi
apt-cache depends mondo

Now we will move to installing the main packages.

I get the packages from the Mondo website for afio, mindi-busybox, mindi and mondo.

These packages are no longer in Wheezy, testing or Sid.

:!: Make sure to install in this order!

Now let’s install:

apt-get install afio

Now mindi-busybox

apt-get install mindi-busybox

Next up is mindi

apt-get install mindi

Now mondo

apt-get install mondo

If you run into any errors, you can run:

apt-get install -f

with nothing after the -f (-f= fix) to correct missing packages.

Once these are completed, run mindi first by typing:

mindi

You can follow along and when it asks you if want it to create a ‘iso’, you can say yes (y). It will also ask if you want a USB version.

When it has completed the process:

cd /var/cache/mindi

and run the command:

ls

and there should be a mindi.iso file there.

You may want to remove it to keep your mondo iso small. if so type:

rm mindi.iso

Before you delete it, it’s a good idea to burn a copy and take a look at it.

Now we move to run mondoarchive, run the command:

mondoarchive

follow along and make sure to change the cd size if needed (CD or DVD size).

Once mondo finishes, the file is in:

/var/cache/mondo

Last step is to burn the iso image to cd/dvd using wodim. But first let’s make sure the iso images are there. At the command line type:

cd /var/cache/mondo

and type:

ls

to see your image.

Now type the following command to find your burner:

wodim --devices

Now you can type:


and the drive name and the image.iso like this:

<pre>
wodim -v -eject speed=4 dev='/dev/scd0' PACKAGE.ISO

Once completed, you can reboot to see if the mondorestore starts.

There you have it. Mondo on Debian Jessie!

:?: If you have any questions about this guide, post them!

Additional notes:

:!: Make sure to run your backup iso to check to make sure it runs correctly.

Additional links:

OVERVIEW-MONDORESCUE
LabMondoRescue.pdf

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How to install Mondo on Debian Wheezy 7.4

It’s been almost eight months since the Mondo on Debian Wheezy 7.1 post.

Today let’s take a look at installing Mondo on Debian 7.4 Wheezy.

At this point, I have ran this on three different machines it’s working with no flaws.

What is Mondo Rescue?

Mondo Rescue is free disaster recovery software. It supports Linux (i386, x86-64, IA-64) and FreeBSD (i386). It’s packaged for multiple distributions (Red Hat, RHEL, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSuSE, SLES, Mandriva, Debian, Ubuntu,and Gentoo).

It also supports tapes, disks, USB devices, network and CD/DVD as backup media, multiple filesystems, LVM, software and hardware RAID. Restoration may be done from a physical media including OBDR tape support, or CD/DVD/USB media, or from the network through PXE.

First the test machine is a white box desktop tower with a Intel(R) Celeron(TM) with a 1400MHz cpu, 256MiB of memory and a BIOS from 2002! This machine has ran with three different versions of Debian and still works great.

This will be setup using Debian 7.4 netinstall cd. My netinstall CD has the non-free firmware for working on laptops. As a habbit, I use the expert mode in text mode.

Run through the Debian install process. For testing purposes, this will be a base install only. The test name will be debian, no domain and root and one user setup and nothing else.

When it comes time to load packages, unselect the desktop and select SSH server.

When the CD ejects, go ahead and reboot. After the reboot, I log in to make sure the system is ready and because I used the static IP option in the install, I ping out to a couple of places on the internet to check to make sure everything is working.
Make a note of the ip address.

At this point I log out and switch to my regular Debian desktop machine and use the terminal to ssh into the test box.

The command is:

ssh IPADDRESS

(this will log me in as the root user.) You may use your regular user account in which case you would use:

ssh USER@IPADDRESS

If you use your regular user account to log in, you will need to use SU or SUDO to issue commands using root access.

NOTE In Debian you will have to apt-get install sudo.

After login via ssh, A little housekeeping. First I add a cls alias to my bashrc file.

nano .bashrc

at the bottom of the list I add:

alias cls=clear

control x then y to save.

Now you can log out of SSH and back in for the alias to work or you can issue the command:

. .bashrc

(that’s dot space dot bashrc)

Now instead of typing clear to ‘clear’ the terminal screen, I can type cls for a shortcut.

Now I will add to my sources.list.

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

At the bottom add:

### Debian Mondo 7
deb ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org//debian 7 contrib
deb-src ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org//debian 7 contrib

Now before running

apt-get update

Let’s add the mondo key:

wget ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/debian/7/mondorescue.pubkey

To add the key

apt-key add mondorescue.pubkey

To list your keys

apt-key list

The location of the keys

/etc/apt/trusted.gpg

Just a note that my sources include non free ftp and src locations.

:!: Don’t forget to:

apt-get update

If you want to check to see what packages are needed before you start, you can run:

apt-cache depends afio
apt-cache depends mindi-busybox
apt-cache depends mindi
apt-cache depends mondo

Now we will move to installing the main packages.

I get the packages from the Mondo website for afio, mindi-busybox, mindi and mondo.

These packages are no longer in Wheezy, testing or Sid.

:!: Make sure to install in this order!

Now let’s install:

apt-get install afio

Now mindi-busybox

apt-get install mindi-busybox

So far so good.

Next up is mindi

apt-get install mindi

Now mondo

apt-get install mondo

If you run into any errors, you can run:

apt-get install -f

with nothing after the -f (-f= fix) to correct missing packages.

Once these are completed, run mindi first by typing:

mindi

You can follow along and when it asks you if want it to create a ‘iso’, you can say yes (y). It will also ask if you want a USB version.

When it has completed the process:

cd /var/cache/mindi

and run:
cmd:

ls

and there should be a mindi.iso file there.
You may want to remove it to keep your mondo iso small. if so type:
cmd:

rm mindi.iso

Before you delete it, it’s a good idea to burn a copy and take a look at it.

Now we move to run mondoarchive, run the command:

mondoarchive

follow along and make sure to change the cd size if needed.
Once mondo finishes, the file is in:
cmd:

cd /var/cache/mondo

Last step is to burn the iso image to cd/dvd using wodim. But first let’s make sure the iso images are there. At the command line type:

cd /var/cache/mondo

and type:

ls

to see your image.

Now type the following command to find your burner:

wodim --devices

Now you can type:

wodim -v -eject speed=4

and the drive name and the image.iso like this:

wodim -v -eject speed=4 dev='/dev/scd0' PACKAGE.ISO

Once completed, you can reboot to see if the mondorestore starts.

There you have it. Mondo on Debian Wheezy 7.4!

:?: If you have any questions about this guide, post them!

Additional notes:

:!: Make sure to run your backup iso to check to make sure it runs correctly.

Additional links:

OVERVIEW-MONDORESCUE
LabMondoRescue.pdf
How to install mondo on debian squeeze

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How to install Mondo on Debian Wheezy 7.1

It’s been almost two years since the Mondo on Squeeze post.

Today let’s take a look at installing Mondo on Debian 7.1 Wheezy.

At this point, this is still in a testing stage but it appears to work.

What is Mondo Rescue?

Mondo Rescue is free disaster recovery software. It supports Linux (i386, x86-64, IA-64) and FreeBSD (i386). It’s packaged for multiple distributions (Red Hat, RHEL, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSuSE, SLES, Mandriva, Debian, Ubuntu,[2] Gentoo).

It also supports tapes, disks, USB devices, network and CD/DVD as backup media, multiple filesystems, LVM, software and hardware RAID. Restoration may be done from a physical media including OBDR tape support, or CD/DVD/USB media, or from the network through PXE.

First the test machine is a Dell Optiplex GX-260 SDT CPU 2.00 with 2 Gig of memory and 40 Gig hardrive.

This will be setup using Debian 7.1 netinstall cd. My netinstall CD has the non-free firmware for working on laptops. As a habbit, I use the expert mode in text mode.

Run through the Debian install process. For testing purposes, this will be a base install only. The test name will be debian, no domain and root and one user setup and nothing else.

When it comes time to load packages, unselect the desktop and select SSH server.

When the CD ejects, go ahead and reboot. After the reboot, I log in to make sure the system is ready and because I used the DHCP option I run the ifconfig to get the IP address.

The command is:

ifconfig -a

Make a note of the ip address.

At this point I log out and switch to my regular Debian desktop machine and use the terminal to ssh into the test box.

The command is:

ssh IPADDRESS

(this will log me in as the root user.) You may use your regular user account in which case you would use:

ssh USER@IPADDRESS

If you use your regular user account log in, you will need to use SU or SUDO to issue commands using the root access.

NOTE In Debian you will have to apt-get install sudo.

After login in via ssh, A little housekeeping. First I add a cls alias to my bashrc file.

nano .bashrc

at the bottom of the list I add:

alias cls=clear

control x then y to save.

Now you can log out for the alias to work or you can issue the command:

. .bashrc

(that’s dot space dot bashrc)

Now instead of typing clear to ‘clear’ the terminal screen, I can type cls for a shortcut.

Now I will add to my sources.list.

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

At the bottom add:

### Mondo 6.0
deb ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org//debian 6.0 contrib
deb-src ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org//debian 6.0 contrib

Now run:

apt-get update

My sources include non free ftp and src locations.

Now we will move to installing packages

I use the packages from squeeze for afio, mindi-busybox, mindi and mondo.

These packages are no longer in Wheezy, testing or Sid.

Now let’s install:

apt-get install -y afio

Next up is mindi-busybox

apt-get install -y mindi-busybox

So far so good.

Next up is mindi

apt-get install -y mindi

Now mondo

apt-get install -y mondo

If you run into any errors, you can run:

apt-get install -f

with nothing after the -f (-f= fix) to correct missing packages.

Now you need to go back into your sources and make changes:

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

You can take out the mondo 6.0 sources and replace with:

### mondo 7.1
deb ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/test/debian 7.1 contrib
deb-src ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/test/debian 7.1 contrib

Then run:

apt-get update

Now we need to update mindi and mondo:

apt-get install -y --force-yes mindi

and

apt-get install -y --force-yes mondo

Once these are completed, run mindi by typing:

mindi

You can follow along and when it asks you if want it to create a ‘iso’, you can say yes (y). It will also ask if you want a USB.

When it has completed the process:
cmd:

cd /var/cache/mindi

and run:
cmd:

ls

and there should be a mindi.iso file there.
You may want to remove it to keep your mondo iso small. if so type:
cmd:

rm mindi.iso

Now we move to mondo:
cmd:

mondoarchive

follow along and make sure to change the cd size if needed.
Once mondo finishes, the file is in:
cmd:

cd /var/cache/mondo

Last step is to burn the iso image to cd/dvd using wodim. But first let’s make sure the iso images are there. At the command line type:

cd /var/cache/mondo

and type:

ls

to see your image.

Now type the following command to find your burner:

wodim --devices

Now you can type:

wodim -v -eject speed=4

and the drive name and the image.iso like this:

wodim -v -eject speed=4 dev='/dev/scd0' PACKAGE.ISO

Once completed, you can reboot to see if the mondorestore starts.

There you have it. Mondo on Debian Wheezy!

:?: If you have any questions about this guide, post them!

Additional notes:

:!: Here are the packages after you finish this how to:
afio 2.5-1
mindi-busybox 1.18.5-3
mindi 2.1.620130628101458-0
mondo 3.0.420130624040329-0

Have set this up on two different test machines so far and working on the third. So far so good!

First test machine worked well and later I added the Mate Desktop and more goodies. Backup was smooth.

Second test machine is a Aopen server (headless) running apache, DHCP server and DNS server with good results.

Additional links:

OVERVIEW-MONDORESCUE
LabMondoRescue.pdf
How to install mondo on debian squeeze

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win 7

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/29965-administrative-tools-restore-shortcuts.html

http://forums.comodo.com/install-setup-configuration-help-cis/cis-5-is-not-install-on-windows-server-2003-t82089.0.html;prev_next=next

https://www-secure.symantec.com/norton-support/jsp/help-solutions.jsp?docid=kb20080710133834EN_EndUserProfile_en_us&product=home&pvid=f-home&version=1&lg=en&ct=us

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

 

 

 

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Microsoft dragging its feet on Linux Secure Boot fix

Linux Foundation’s workaround held up by roadblocks

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GNOME Shell to support a “classic” mode

GNOME developer Matthias Clasen has announced that, with the upcoming demise of “fallback mode,” the project will support a set of official GNOME Shell extensions to provide a more “classic” experience.

Story

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Shutter Screenshot Tool

No matter what your purpose is, when it comes to taking screenshots, Shutter is the only option. It is incredibly feature-rich and very fast – unless you enable the timer mode, of course. You can capture certain areas, individual windows, the entire desktop or even menus and tooltips.

Shutter isn’t limited to just capture either, once the shot is taken, it can be transferred directly into the editor where you can add shapes or text, censor private information or crop some more if you got it wrong the first time. From there, you can even upload directly to a number of image hosts without leaving Shutter.

 

Story

Shutter website

 

PS Use apt-get to install :cool:

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Fix Your Numlock Key So That It Stays On In Debian Squeeze

Do you ever get tired of having to set the numloc key in Debian Squeeze after starting your machine or after a reboot?

Well here is a quick fix for that.

It’s called numlocx. Now there are two parts, one for the console (terminal) and one for the desktop (DE).

First bring your machine up to date by issuing the command:

apt-get update

Followed by:

apt-get upgrade

Once that is done now you can download console-ttols by:

apt-get install -y console-tools

Now you can edit the file:

nano -w /etc/console-tools/config

now you need to look for:

#LEDS=+num

Uncomment this line so that it looks like this:

LEDS=+num

control x,y to save

And then you can reboot your machine. Watch the numloc key and see what it does! 8-)

Even if you turn numloc off on the keyboard, this will set it on at command boot.

Now for the second part which is for desktop(DE). Issue the following command:

apt-get install -y numlocx

Now turn on numlocx:

numlocx on

Ea DE user has to turn numlocx on.

Hope this helps and happy computing! :D

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Debian Fast Boot

Make grub boot faster.

:!: WARNING Always make backups!
:!: YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED 8-)

From a console type:

nano -w  /etc/default/grub

Use the control w function to “find”:

GRUB_TIMEOUT=5

change to 1. Now Control X, Y to save.

Then run:

update-grub

Now you can reboot and see what it does! :D

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Fast install of Debian

Here is a quick way to install a Debian base install with no desktop. You must have the full Cd set or at least the first CD of the set. CD or DVD will work.

no network connection
set IP address for static IP
set the subnet, and  gateway
set the DNS
run through prompts
No NTP No mirrors NO NOTHING
tasksel base only and SSH
See how many packages it installs
On Lenny it was about 75
remove CD
reboot

This will make it install faster. You can go back and install from there.

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