Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81280
Rescue disk lacks e2fsck and rpm
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:34 EDT
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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.
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.
Are you sure about that? I am sure I tried running at least one of them and got
command not found.
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: not found
similarly for fsck and e2fsck.
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)
confirmed. e2fsck is available.
rpm is only available when using nfs or cd rescue mode.