Bug 81280 - Rescue disk lacks e2fsck and rpm
Rescue disk lacks e2fsck and rpm
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 79579
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Reported: 2003-01-07 10:28 EST by Michael Young
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-16 19:36:53 EST
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Description Michael Young 2003-01-07 10:28:14 EST
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Description of problem:
I have noticed a couple of important omissions in the rescue disk of
applications that seem essential to me if you are trying to rescue a system,
namely e2fsck and rpm.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot linux rescue
2. Look for e2fsck or rpm.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-08 13:05:50 EST
Umm... they're both there.  They're just not in /bin or /sbin like they are on a
normal system but they're in your path.
Comment 2 Michael Young 2003-01-08 14:29:45 EST
Are you sure about that? I am sure I tried running at least one of them and got
command not found.
Comment 3 Michael Young 2003-01-08 15:28:38 EST
I have done more checking and the same is true of 8.0 as well! In case it
matters, I am booting off an install floppy, and using the ISO image on a hard
drive, and skipping the mount of the operating system. I get the following
# rpm
rpm: not found
similarly for fsck and e2fsck.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-10 00:38:20 EST
Added e2fsck.  rpm is too large since it's statically linked and we're already
pushing that image a little larger than I'd like (every meg for the image is
another meg of RAM overhead for the installation)
Comment 5 Mike McLean 2003-01-16 19:36:53 EST
confirmed.  e2fsck is available.

rpm is only available when using nfs or cd rescue mode.

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