USB DVS Rescue - Clipster / Fuze / Pronto

Robert Leong -

Boot from the Rescue USB

Pre-installed bootable USB Rescue drives are now standard equipment as of late 2012,  this replaced the DVD Rescue disks used previously.

Follow the 1st step of this procedure to confirm you have a USB Rescue drive installed.

As a precaution and to minimize the device selection options, disconnect any external storage connections such as Fibre Channel, USB devices, etc...

Power up, restart or reset the Clipster/Fuze/Pronto....

Press F11 repeatedly during BIOS until the boot selection menu shows up, it should look something like this:

* Note * Your system may include a KingstonDataTraveler or a Transcend brand USB stick.

The USB rescue stick can vary between 16GB and 32GB in size.




Select the restore option (2), then enter the correct device, this example shows sdc but yours might be different.  Make absolutely sure the device you select is an ATA device (boot drives are connected to the SATA port on the motherboard) and that the manufacture and model matches the physical boot disk.  If a wrong device is selected and the restore commences data will be overwritten on that device.



Typically there is only one image to restore from, but there could be more.



Last confirmation before the restore starts.



 Expect less than 30 minutes for the restore operation.  When complete reboot the system via the menu.



Rescue script and folders (advanced users only)

After booting into DVS Rescue, option 0 is to exit and drops you into the Debian live Linux.

DVS Rescue script is at: /home/dvs-backup/

To get access to the backup images(s).

"sudo -i" to get root access.

mount -t vfat -L DVSBACKUP /home/partimag

Once /home/partimag is mounted, the backup image(s) can be manipulated.

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