DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-04
Re: installing DFly over third partition
Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Just as a side note here, anyone trying to install DragonFly
> onto a machine with other partitions should ALWAYS do a full
> backup of their disk, bit-for-bit, since clearly it is possible
> to accidently wipe other partitions during the install.
> One easy way to do this would be to purchase an external USB hard
> drive (preferably usb2.0) large enough to hold the data, boot the
> DragonFly CD, and (carefully) use dd to make a bit-for-bit copy
> to the external drive.
It could be nice having the BSD Installer offer some back-up
options, like saving a few files, a partition, or all disk, to what-
ever media is available. Some other raw disk, a file, network
share, cd/dvd, email ;)
That way, people (me included) would have no excuse
not to take the safe route.
Just an idea.
/Jonas Sundström. www.kirilla.com