Dudes! Disk one, when run in rescue mode, does not have partimage supported.
This makes it really, really difficult to restore a partition image
after a crash. Please add partimage to your next respin.
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Two points to make:
1) an incomplete rescue disk that requires me to download and burn a third
party rescue disk to do what, rationally, should be on your rescue disk,
IS A BUG. It is pretty hard to "rescue" your system, if you do not
have access to the proper, common tools.
2) The link you gave me is only for RHEL customers. I am using White Box
Enterprose Linux (WBEL). As such, I can not log in, so your impassioned
instructions are useless. And, as such, cuts Red Hat off from a vital
source of feedback. So, use this method of reporting and please reopen
this bug. It is all that is available to me.
Noted. Leaving this open so people can investigate it.
You would probably be best off if you also submitted this bug through WBEL's
support channels, since you are not actually using RHEL.
In the future, please put a note in your bugs to let us know that you are not
using RHEL, but instead something which was based on RHEL. This will reduce the
likelihood of suggestions that you go through our support channels, and will
make things easier to investigate on our end.
Explored adding partimage to the rescue image, but the partimage code uses its
own copy of the e2fsprogs code. In addition, it has NTFS support, which we
can't include. We'd have to significantly reduce the functionality of partimage
to include it, but there are also other problems such as what happens to
extended attributes and SELinux data on an ext2/ext3 filesystem.
Not going to add this to the rescue image.