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Restore-eeepc: A small utility to restore and backup ASUS Eee PC Release: 20081014 Author: Chih-Wei Huang (cwhuang at linux.org.tw) Eee PC Hacking Blog (Chinese) http://www.cwhuang.idv.tw/ License: GNU GPL What's It? Restore-eeepc is a utility that helps you to restore and backup your ASUS Eee PC. It is just a ramdisk that boots up very fast. It also contains virtual console (Alt-F2/F3) and utilities like mount, vi, cpio and chroot, so it can be used as a system rescue tool. How to use it? * Prepare a USB stick, with at least 30MB free space. * Install grub to the USB stick Refer: http://www.cwhuang.idv.tw/2008/07/restore-xandros-manual#grub * Download the vmlinuz and restore.img from SourceForge: http://sf.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=215613&package_id=273358&release_id=617047 http://sf.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=215613&package_id=273358&release_id=633171 Put the two files into the /boot directory of the USB stick. * Add such an entry to menu.lst of grub title Restore Eee PC root (hd0,0) kernel /boot/vmlinuz quiet rw vga=normal irqpoll root=/dev/ram0 initrd /boot/restore.img Also remember to enable menu and add some timeout so you can choose this entry. * To restore your Eee PC, download an ISO from http://sf.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=215613&package_id=268031 and put it into a USB drive (not necessary the same as the booting one). * Reboot your Eee PC, press ESC on the BIOS screen, select the USB stick as the boot device, and choose 'Restore Eee PC' from the grub menu. * After booting, select the device and directory that contains the ISO, and choose Yes to restore your Eee PC. WARNING: All existing data on Eee PC will lose after restoration. * Press Alt-F2, Alt-F3 to switch to other virtual consoles for debugging or rescue. * You can create your customized ISO by the scrpit mkp701.sh for restoration later. Refer: http://www.cwhuang.idv.tw/2008/10/restore-eeepc-update Developer: If you'd like to improve restore-eeepc, get the source code by svn co https://eeecommunity.svn.sf.net/svnroot/eeecommunity/restore-eeepc/trunk Modify the files in the root directory, and run create.sh to generate a new restore.img in the boot directory. Contact: Feel free to contact me if you encounter any problem. cwhuang at linux.org.tw Visit my blog for more information http://www.cwhuang.idv.tw/ (Chinese only, Sorry)
Source: readme.txt, updated 2008-10-15