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I've been using Clonezilla (partimage) to image all of the drives on one of my networks. The drive in question is used as data drive for a Fedora host, and is formatted EXT2, however the filesystem encompasses the entire device, not a partition. I can mount the drive no problem with /dev/sda /media/sda (as opposed to /dev/sda1) and access all the data, and the drive automounts when in the Fedora host.

When partimage attempts to image the drive it gets to this point:

Activating the partition info in /proc...done!
No Input device!
Press enter to continue...

I checked in /proc/partitions and here's what populates for sda

major    minor    #blocks    name
  8        0    1953514584    sda
 11        0        578560    sr0
  8       16     976224256    sdb
  8       17        102400   sdb1
  8       18     976118784   sdb2

I think when partimage looks for the partition data and doesn't find anything labeled as sda1 it assumes the drive has no partitions and is empty.

Is there a way to trick partimage into seeing the entire drive as a partition so that it will image? I was thinking maybe there's a way I could create a symblink from sda1 to sda or something along those lines, but wasn't sure about the best way to go about it. Maybe someone has come across this before and I'm just over thinking the issue. Any advice will help. Thanks in advance.

I've been using Clonezilla (partimage) to image all of the drives on one of my networks. The drive in question is used as data drive for a Fedora host, and is formatted EXT2, however the filesystem encompasses the entire device, not a partition. I can mount the drive no problem with /dev/sda /media/sda (as opposed to /dev/sda1) and access all the data, and the drive automounts when in the Fedora host.

When partimage attempts to image the drive it gets to this point:

Activating the partition info in /proc...done!
No Input device!
Press enter to continue...

I checked in /proc/partitions and here's what populates for sda

major    minor    #blocks    name
  8        0    1953514584    sda
 11        0        578560    sr0
  8       16     976224256    sdb
  8       17        102400   sdb1
  8       18     976118784   sdb2

I think when partimage looks for the partition data and doesn't find anything labeled as sda1 it assumes the drive has no partitions and is empty.

Is there a way trick partimage into seeing the entire drive as a partition so that it will image? I was thinking maybe there's a way I could create a symblink from sda1 to sda or something along those lines, but wasn't sure about the best way to go about it. Maybe someone has come across this before and I'm just over thinking the issue. Any advice will help. Thanks in advance.

I've been using Clonezilla (partimage) to image all of the drives on one of my networks. The drive in question is used as data drive for a Fedora host, and is formatted EXT2, however the filesystem encompasses the entire device, not a partition. I can mount the drive no problem with /dev/sda /media/sda (as opposed to /dev/sda1) and access all the data, and the drive automounts when in the Fedora host.

When partimage attempts to image the drive it gets to this point:

Activating the partition info in /proc...done!
No Input device!
Press enter to continue...

I checked in /proc/partitions and here's what populates for sda

major    minor    #blocks    name
  8        0    1953514584    sda
 11        0        578560    sr0
  8       16     976224256    sdb
  8       17        102400   sdb1
  8       18     976118784   sdb2

I think when partimage looks for the partition data and doesn't find anything labeled as sda1 it assumes the drive has no partitions and is empty.

Is there a way to trick partimage into seeing the entire drive as a partition so that it will image? I was thinking maybe there's a way I could create a symblink from sda1 to sda or something along those lines, but wasn't sure about the best way to go about it. Maybe someone has come across this before and I'm just over thinking the issue. Any advice will help. Thanks in advance.

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Image drive that's formated as a single filesystem (no partitions)

I've been using Clonezilla (partimage) to image all of the drives on one of my networks. The drive in question is used as data drive for a Fedora host, and is formatted EXT2, however the filesystem encompasses the entire device, not a partition. I can mount the drive no problem with /dev/sda /media/sda (as opposed to /dev/sda1) and access all the data, and the drive automounts when in the Fedora host.

When partimage attempts to image the drive it gets to this point:

Activating the partition info in /proc...done!
No Input device!
Press enter to continue...

I checked in /proc/partitions and here's what populates for sda

major    minor    #blocks    name
  8        0    1953514584    sda
 11        0        578560    sr0
  8       16     976224256    sdb
  8       17        102400   sdb1
  8       18     976118784   sdb2

I think when partimage looks for the partition data and doesn't find anything labeled as sda1 it assumes the drive has no partitions and is empty.

Is there a way trick partimage into seeing the entire drive as a partition so that it will image? I was thinking maybe there's a way I could create a symblink from sda1 to sda or something along those lines, but wasn't sure about the best way to go about it. Maybe someone has come across this before and I'm just over thinking the issue. Any advice will help. Thanks in advance.