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Post by Guest » Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:25 am


Is it possible to make changes to files inside an image generated by partimage.
Using loop or something like that ?

I have simple modifications to make on a filesystems, can i do that without reinstall et backup with partimage.

thank you.

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Post by momch » Wed Sep 15, 2004 9:34 am

Just find my answear :

Sorry, Partition Image is not a high level program, like Ghost. Ghost makes a file copy, and we obtain a file in a tar.gz archive, with other details (such as the boot sector). But Partimage works at a low level, as Drive Image: it copies used blocks of the disk. So, it doesn't know where files are written, and cannot allow to see files in the image without restoring. But maybe it will become possible in future versions. W e will try to make partimage image files mountable: a driver, such as the loop one, could allow us to make an image file be a block device. If you know how to write block device drivers, please contact us.

So I can't use the partition image without restoring.

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