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
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
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.