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.


On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Josh Thompson <josh_thomp...@ncsu.edu> wrote:
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> 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.
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