Bug 55532 - RFE: Please allow for partition table recovery
Summary: RFE: Please allow for partition table recovery
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution
Version: 5
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Lumens
QA Contact: Bill Nottingham
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-11-01 18:15 UTC by Joshua Jensen
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:24 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-03-14 17:28:05 UTC

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Description Joshua Jensen 2001-11-01 18:15:14 UTC
It would be nice if we had Gpart
or even just what is now /sbin/rescuept in the rescue environement.
This would extend the rescue mode's capabilities to include recoving
partions after a total loss of the partition table.
Please consider,

Joshua Jensen

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-11-09 04:03:46 UTC
msf, what do you think about this?  Gpart looks useful, but I haven't used it
myself, so I don't know how well it works.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-09 00:45:06 UTC
We're not shipping gpart yet, so deferring to a future release.

Comment 3 Joshua Jensen 2003-01-03 17:56:17 UTC
gpart would be a beautiful thing in the next release of RHL and RHL AS.

Comment 4 Joshua Jensen 2003-08-08 21:02:19 UTC
What are the chances of seeing it soon?

Comment 5 Joshua Jensen 2004-06-21 16:03:08 UTC
gpart in anaconda's environment would be GREAT for Fedora Core 3!!!

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2004-09-22 18:32:21 UTC
If we start shipping gpart, I'll consider adding it to the rescue

Comment 7 Joshua Jensen 2005-06-06 15:38:26 UTC
Floppies images don't exist... we have the space!  Any word on this?

Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2005-06-06 16:04:15 UTC
 Does gpart support GPT as well as MS-DOS style partitions?

Comment 9 Joshua Jensen 2005-06-07 15:22:08 UTC
I just checked with the author of gpart, Michail Brzitwa, and he tells me:

"No it doesn't. However there are talks to integrate gpart into another
bigger project which itself should be aware of said gpt tables. This
will take some time."

So sounds like the answer is "no".... is that a deal breaker?

Comment 10 Bill Nottingham 2005-06-07 16:35:20 UTC
We currently require:

a) gpt tables on ia64
b) gpt tables for > 2TB disks on x86/x86_64
c) mac partition tables on PPC

I'd *like* such a tool to be able to handle all of those.

Comment 11 Joshua Jensen 2005-06-07 19:14:51 UTC
I knew about ia64 and ppc, didn't know GPT was on the table for x86/x86_64.  Cool.

Anyway, gpart for some is better than nothing for anyone :-)

Comment 12 Chris Lumens 2005-06-10 19:03:57 UTC
Built into Rawhide.  It's still going to need some work to support x86_64 though.

Comment 13 Joshua Jensen 2005-12-28 16:09:34 UTC
How is it coming?

Comment 14 Joshua Jensen 2006-03-14 15:50:20 UTC
How is this coming?  Is it in FC5 ?

Comment 15 Bill Nottingham 2006-03-14 17:28:05 UTC
2005-06-15  Chris Lumens  <clumens@redhat.com>

        * scripts/upd-instroot:  Add gpart to the i386 rescue image (#55532).

Closing. :)

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