hi Josh, i will give it a try with the latest partimage-ng, so that i can recreate rootimg.gz with new partimage, could you provide pointers to creating the rootimg.gz, i am amazed how tiny it is.
you mention that you heavily use partimage, from this i understand that it takes care of creating the efi, msr and primary partition required for windows? do i get this wrong that we need these sets of partitions for windows. hoping to hear from you on the above questions before you leave for your break, - in any case have a wonderful break. hopefully i will understand this better by then. regards, prem. On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Josh Thompson <josh_thomp...@ncsu.edu> wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > Prem, > > We're not using partimage-ng. So, I haven't worked with it since I initially > wrote the code to handle it. partimage can definitely handle a mix of windows > and linux images. We use it quite heavily. Also, I see there is a newer > version of partimage-ng than the one I compiled into the rootimg.gz image, and > it can even handle LVM partitions. So, it may be worth giving that a shot. I > was hoping to see if I could replicate your problem soon but didn't have time > to. I'm out all next week. So, it'd be the first week of July before I'll > have any time to do any testing with it. > > Josh > > On Thursday June 23, 2011, Prem Kumar wrote: >> hi Josh, >> >> i seem to get a feeling that partimage-ng cannot support 'UEFI; based >> partitions, hence when it tries to restore an image to a disk with a >> previously installed linux partition, results in an error. >> >> could you confirm that if partimage/partimage-ng could be used to >> capture/restore bare metal images of Windows? if this isn't true, then >> is WinPE the only option? >> >> ?? >> >> regards, >> prem. >> >> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Prem Kumar <prem.it.ku...@gmail.com> > wrote: >> > hello again, >> > >> > i have not been able to restore a 'windows 7' image back onto a node >> > that initially had an 'rhel' installed, essentially due to difference >> > in partitions. >> > >> > since i ended up using partimage-ng for creating 'rhel' images by >> > setting usepartimageng=1 in the /install/postscripts/partimageng >> > script. now i am married to using partimage-ng section of the >> > /install/postscripts/partimageng script. >> > >> > -- any idea how i could resolve this? I missing something again? >> > >> > could we zero out the partition on restore and would it work? >> > >> > regards, >> > prem. > - -- > - ------------------------------- > Josh Thompson > VCL Developer > North Carolina State University > > my GPG/PGP key can be found at pgp.mit.edu > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (GNU/Linux) > > iEYEARECAAYFAk4E35MACgkQV/LQcNdtPQO05gCfbH4CDcaJxg6ZNgwRxGb+tSe5 > ny4AmQGBSkyO+lb0FeJoGdl7HMHpHnbz > =1imX > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- >