Bug 81280 - Rescue disk lacks e2fsck and rpm
Summary: Rescue disk lacks e2fsck and rpm
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: 79579
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-07 15:28 UTC by Michael Young
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-17 00:36:53 UTC

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Description Michael Young 2003-01-07 15:28:14 UTC
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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 18:05:50 UTC
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 19:29:45 UTC
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 20:28:38 UTC
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 05:38:20 UTC
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 2003-01-17 00:36:53 UTC
confirmed.  e2fsck is available.

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

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