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.
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.
We're not shipping gpart yet, so deferring to a future release.
gpart would be a beautiful thing in the next release of RHL and RHL AS.
What are the chances of seeing it soon?
gpart in anaconda's environment would be GREAT for Fedora Core 3!!!
If we start shipping gpart, I'll consider adding it to the rescue
Floppies images don't exist... we have the space! Any word on this?
Does gpart support GPT as well as MS-DOS style partitions?
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?
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.
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 :-)
Built into Rawhide. It's still going to need some work to support x86_64 though.
How is it coming?
How is this coming? Is it in FC5 ?
2005-06-15 Chris Lumens <email@example.com>
* scripts/upd-instroot: Add gpart to the i386 rescue image (#55532).