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Re: [vox-tech] How to make an OEM style "system recovery disk"
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Re: [vox-tech] How to make an OEM style "system recovery disk"

On Monday 28 October 2002 21:10, Ryan Castellucci wrote:
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> I'm looking to build a bootable CD to give to a friend along with a
> computer that when booted will offer to overwrite the hard drive
> from a compressed disk image. I looked on freshmeat, but didn't see
> anything well suited to this. The box in question will have windows
> on it (They want windows, I don't feel like arguing). Anyone know
> of a project that can do this?
> What about linux boot CDs that can easily be customized to run a
> shell script at boot time?

Maybe I misunderstand what you are looking for, but....

Timo's Rescue CD (rescuecd.sourceforge.net) provides a bootable Debian 
System that only fills part of the CD, is easily customizable, and 
contains all (most?) of the tools you will need.  I am sure you could 
add a shell script to format the disk, and put a windows image on it.

I'm not sure about the bootable part, but you could just use grub.

If you go NTFS, it may be more challenging.

It's an excellent project. :)

> All the stuff i saw on freshmeat looked like it just restored files
> from a backup.
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