viking777 wrote:Q1) How good are your backups? If you have qt4-fsarchiver or clonezilla images of your existing disk/partition you can try whatever you like with impunity.
Q2) Do you meet all the dependencies listed on this page (for the next oldest version of udev)? http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric-updates/udev
Q3) I wonder if that was why my cd tray would never work on my old laptop?
Q4) Do you own a paper clip?
If the answer to either Q1 or Q2 is negative then don't do it.
And, since this won't boot from USB, I'd need to open the tray to stick in the install DVD.
viking777 wrote:...qt4-fsarchiver ... is installable from the package manager I believe, and it is capable of live imaging (ie imaging the operating system it is running on).
BTW. Have you tried the command line:
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eject -i 0 /dev/sr0
CD-Drive may be ejected with device button
eject: unable to eject, last error: Inappropriate ioctl for device
Personally, I've never heard of someone opening their CD tray by accident
It's something to check out, for sure. But it also presumes one has the space on one's hard drive, which I don't.
If you run a LiveCD utility with fsarchiver, you could mount an external h/d and do your partition backup to that location using fsarchiver.
viking777 wrote:I have certainly never heard of a cd drive without a 'paper clip hole', that is madness.
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