Fedora :: 11 - Backup And Restore To Full Accuracy All Previous Kernels?
Oct 11, 2009
I would like to try the rawhide updates. If messed up my PC's couple of times so now before I do anything I would like to roll back changes and resort to last working kernel ( and related s/w) in case that fails . HOW do I do it? ( c.f Windows Last good session ) ALTERNATIVELY folks - is there a way you can backup and restore to full accuracy all your previous kernels .- I mean just inset the CD .It will identify the partitions , then it will ask you "where you want to restore them" and then it just restores the prev. image.
The latest kernel screwed up my laptop and I would like to reload the previous kernel to get back to where I was but I dont see it as available anymore... Is there an archive to pull previous versions from ?
I'm having an issue with my suspend, and nothing seems to be fixing it. Every time I suspend, the computer starts up as if it were shut down. Somebody recommended that I use a previous kernel, such as 2.6.35-28, rather than the current kernel, 2.6.38-. When I open Synaptic, no previous kernels are listed, so I wanted to see if anybody else knew how to install previous kernels.
I upgraded to 2.6.35-30.56 last night and now my system's a little flaky. Everything seems to be running ever-so-slightly slower and fullscreen flash is now choppy. The weird thing is the Grub menu upon bootup only shows the latest kernel, but not the previous kernels. Doing an "ls" of the /boot folder only shows this newest kernel. I'd like to revert back to the previous kernel but don't know how.
Is removing previous older kernels "vmlinuz", when updates do get a newer version an easy task, or do the more recent Linux like Ubuntu 9.10 do that automatically, and only keep a few older previous kernels ?
One Laptop. One hard drive. Two OS's. Windows 7 is shot to hell from installing and uninstalling to much crap. Windows & WILL rewrite my MBR. How do I back up my far superior GRUB MBR and restore it over the wincrap MBR once I am done reinstalling Windoze?
My laptop is Windows XP Fedora 11 dual boot. I am replacing it because of a defect. The original laptop is fairly new so I could simply start from scratch and setup everything again. But I was thinking there might be a way to do an image backup and restore. My new laptop will be identical to the old one
I have fedora 12 (amd64) on desktop. I was wondering if there a way to backup and restore all my downloaded updates since installation?! In the same manner that debian has aptoncd. I am planning to migrate on all data to a new partition with clean install and then just move the updates there.
If i have 10 GB partition of '/'. Now i took the image of it for backup purpose. Now lets say my HD failed. I replaced the HD, and this time i created '/' partition of 20 GB. Can i restore the previous image of 10 GB over 20 GB ?
Something went wrong with my video driver to the point that the X will not load any more. I am using my live CD. Is there a way to back up all my prefs and software installs, so I do not have to reset it all up after re-installing.
As in windows when I suffer the problem I just restore it on some previous date when it was running quite lucid. Well is there anything like this in ubuntu and if yes then how to restore it on some previous date as we can do in the windows...
I was playing around with compiz too much and kinda messed up some stuff. Is there anyway I can just go back to how stuff was? Without system restore, I don't know of a way I can restore my previous compiz settings.
Don't know what I did but while moving the cursor around fast, suddenly my desktop reverted to the default openSUSE 11.3 background (circles) from a custom jpeg image and all the icons disappeared. Rebooting did not solve the situation. Never had this happen before in over twenty years.Is there a way to restore the previous desktop or do I need to reconfigure everything?
This is to request assistance or information as to why the evolution application will not accept the evolution-backup-tar.gz file from a previous version.
Situation: I upgraded by way of a fresh install from openSuSE 11.2 to 11.3 (GNOME desktop). Before upgrading, I produced the above mentioned backup file so that I could import all the mail, addresses etc. into the new application.
Result: it does not work. The process starts up seemingly normal but then simply sits there forever with the message "evolution shuts down" - but it does'nt. I have to kill it to stop it.
I am looking forward to a resolution since it would be a real pity if I lost the mail history.
I was fooling with my ifconfig settings in order to change mode to promiscuous.I ran the following command: sudo ifconfig wlan1 prmisc.This worked, but now I cannot connect to the internet. How can restore my previous wlan settings, namely, go back to managed mode?
I ran this: iwconfig wlan1 mode managed and received this: Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) : SET failed on device wlan1 ; Operation not permitted.
when i powered on my pc today i saw that windows manger, cursor and some other things have disappeared. My hard disk has problems with bad sectors, so i guess that could cause it. How can i restore previous state? I have xubuntu 11.04
Upon booting, the existing grub menu shows the Debian OS, but I also have Ubuntu installed on the same hard disk. It does not show in the menu. Previously I had Debian, Ubuntu, and Mint. In Ubuntu config file (menu.lst) I wanted to delete Mint and an old Ubuntu. I did so. In doing this I must have removed the 'full' menu.lst,leaving only Debian. So now I cannot boot into the new Ubuntu. I presently have only two OS on the hard disk: Debian and Ubuntu. I cant see Ubuntu, How do I correct this problem?
I had asked red hat support how to do a full systems backup of a server, they said to use dd to make a full copy of the disk which looks straight forwards enough:dd if=/dev/c0d0 of=/path/to/file/system/backup.img However, red hat have said that backups and restores are not supported. I just wanted to find out whether anyone had successfully done this, and whether anyone had tried creating a clone using this method.Is it as simple as it appears or are there any points of note.
Im running ubuntu 10.04 and I recently had a little adventure whilst trying to disable KMS and deleted all the stuff out of the # kopt line and added the nomodeset thing.Now I crash to easybox everytime I try to boot, how do I restore the backup of said file that I noticed beside it in the folder. Also I saved one to my desktop.