ISO backup at /boot
Status changed 10 months ago
|1 year ago||
Of course it can be done, I am asking for an EASy WAY for "normal" users
It is as easy for semi advanced users as what multiboot does or my favorite USB iso installer Multisystem does.
I have it done, in a rare way, I add the iso to multisystem, then I copy the settings from its grub.cfg or the grubx0.d, to the grubx0.d files or grub.cfg changing the directories to make it work.
But if LMDE provides a simple script to do it IF YOU WANT, you will have a ISO boot to reinstall or to repair the distro
Also is an idea that allows to make a big ISO installer with Gnome, Kde, XFCE and almost all the repository to put at a pendrive that can make and format /boot, copy the ISO to the hdd at /boot, install grub, update grub, and install the distro from the hdd, or sdd faster than from a USB stick or a DVD. An excellent way to fast install this excellent distro, but also others.
And to add some miniISO to repair the system or to make OEM installations at identical hardware cloning the first one.
|1 year ago||
This can already be done. Just as windows used a backup-recovery partition, Linux can do this too. Grub2 has the ability to select and boot from 11 different distros within a partition. Section the hard drive into multi partitions, say 3, now you have the ability to boot 33 distros.
If, given the hard drive were large enough and could store 33 dvd's then you may boot from any selection.
Recovery would have the same impact. You need a separate partition for each distro if you want a non-corrupted backup.
Now how many more?
I might suggest you research your question before asking for such tools.
Its not simple.