mkCDrec Make CD-ROM Recovery


Changelog of v0.9.9

The latest release of mkCDrec contains the following updates:

 - install linuxrc as init and renamed all linuxrc entries into
   init (gdha, 03/Spe/2008)
 - added else statement for Data Protector (gdha, 02/Sep/2008)
 - mv linuxrc init instead of hard link - seems to be needed
   for ubuntu 8.04 (gdha, 02/Sep/2008)
 - applied patch SF#2038825 (gdha, 01/Sep/2008)
 -;; inetd.conf; applied patch from
   [ 2038532 ] Support for DataProtector 6.x (gdha, 01/Sep/2008)
 - bug SF#2080526 fixed: missing libc6 in debian (gdha,
 - added #!/bin/bash for Ubuntu 8.04 (gdha, 29/Aug/2008)
 - linuxrc, linuxrc_find_and_prep: updated for rootfs=rmafs (gdha,
 -,, added support for ROOT_FS being
   made in initramfs format. Works better on newer distros (gdha, 25/Aug/2008)
 - unset CONFIG_IFUPDOWN for OpenSuse 10.3 (gdha, 25/Aug/2008)
 - etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit: changed fi;if clausaule into elif for starting
   syslog (gdha, 25/Aug/2008)
 - usr/man/busbix.gz: updated bb man page (gdha, 25/Aug/2005)
 - Test 4: added err=0 at the beginning of the test so test can
   pass when bothe ROOT_FS and INITRD_FS are ramfs (gdha, 25/Aug/2008)
 - removed '-s' from linking linuxrc to init which was 
   needed to work with switch_root command (gdha, 22/Aug/2008)
 - added fstab-decode to BINARIES for FC9 (gdha, 22/Aug/2008)
 - busybox: upgraded to busybox-1.12.0 (gdha, 22/Aug/2008)
 - when using ramfs make ram1 512 bytes bigger then defined
   to avoid out of space (gdha, 21/Aug/2008)
 - added udevadm to BINARIES; added 'ramfs' as a method
   to work with ROOT_FS (2th ramdisk) (gdha, 20/Aug/2008)
 - added test_write to DESTINATION_PATH as advised via
   SF discussion forum by Olivier Kaloudoff (gdha, 18/Jul/2008)
 -" lvm2 routine - fixed SF#1867501 report (gdha, 11/Jul/2008)
 - added suggestion SF#1996635 to prompt function to avoid
   accidents when writing CDs (gdha, 11/Jul/2008)
 - addeed init.d/functions to ETC_FILES (gdha, 09/Jul/2008)
 - messages/*: update copyright line 2007 to 2008 (gdha, 08/Jul/2008)
 - if isolinux is not found make ISOLINUX="" (gdha, 01/Jul/2008)
 - put " around ISOLINUX test (gdha, 01/Jul/2008)
 - linuxrc: add sleep 15 for slow tape drives in case of OBDR (gdha,
 - avoid copying (0x00007fff869fe000) alike libs to the
   ramdisk (Ubuntu Hardy has problems with it) (gdha, 29/May/2008)
 - avoid copying (0x00007fff869fe000) alike libs to the
   ramdisk (Ubuntu Hardy has problems with it) (gdha, 29/May/2008)
 - Fix problem with SWAPLABEL bug #1938904 (gdha, 29/May/2008)
 - Create parted script procedure - added Model to the exclude
   list (gdha, 20/May/2008)
 - added lib32 and usr/lib32 to MKDIR_LIST for Ubuntu Hardy 8.0
   (gdha, 19/May/2008)
 - fix typo (gdha, 07/Mar/2008)
 - CDRECORD entries (cdrecord/wodim) (gdha, 06/Mar/2008)
 - USBKEY_DEV adaption needed after applying the patch of
   Christian Werner (gdha, 06/Mar/2008)
 - avoid writing empty USBKEY_DEV file (gdha, 29/Feb/2008)
 - grep dev in To_Restore was not full-proof to find tabs
   - corrected this (gdha, 27/Feb/2008)
 - change MY_TYY=`tty` into  MY_TTY=`tty | awk '{print $1}'`
   to work properly on SLES10 (gdha, 27/Feb/2008)
 - add var/lib/empty and /var/lib/dhcp for SLES10 to MKDIR_LIST
   (gdha, 27/Feb/2008)
 - major patch integration offered by Christian Werner to add USB disk
   booting support to mkCDrec (27/Feb/2008)
 - Makefile.x86: if contruct for clean part. It now checks if the file
   /etc/mkcdrec.conf exists (gdha, 13/Feb/2008)
 - touch var/log/lastlog for SLES10 (gdha, 06/Dec/2007)
 - adding piix to INITRD_MODULES list for SuSe (gdha, 06/Dec/2007)

The complete Changelog is also available.

Related Projects

If you are a mkCDrec lover then the following project is a must to investigate, try-out and help with the development - Relax and Recover (rear)

Articles Published

An article has been published on mkCDrec at (in Czechian/Slovian): interview by pandor of (English version) in Nov. 2002.

In the SysAdmin magazine of September 2002 a publication of  article "Recovering Linux Systems with mkcdrec" by Kerry Thompson.

mkcdrec was mentioned in the Linux Magazine article "Speedy Recovery" in Nov. 2001.

In SysAdmin Magazine of March 2007 mkCDrec was referenced - see article on backup encryption.

Other References to mkCDrec

If you have found some useful link towards mkCDrec let us know so we can add it here.

mkCDrec and ReaR are listed on the Debianhelp tools section web page.

Ohloh has a page on mkcdrec -

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