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    Question Computer Won't Boot After Restoring Image

    Hello,

    I've recently begun using PING (Partimage is not Ghost) imaging software, and it works great with other Linux distros. Upon my first use on openSUSE, I found that I could not restore the image onto another computer. After a successful restoration of the image, I get: "Could not find /dev/mapper/isw_ddedgibjfd_ARRAY_part2
    Want to fall back to /dev/mapper/isw_ddedgibjfd_ARRAY_part2? (Y/n)" during the first boot.

    I don't know what to do, I've tried taking multiple images, and restoring them on multiple computers, but I always get the same error.

    Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: Computer Won't Boot After Restoring Image

    On 01/31/2011 09:06 PM, jrebol wrote:
    > I don't know what to do


    i believe you need more a PING guru than an openSUSE guru..

    i mean, you are certainly welcome to hang out here until someone who
    had used PING comes along and finds your post (without "PING" in the
    subject) and trys to help...

    but, i believe you will have a faster answer if you can find a
    gathering of PING users, or maybe their FAQ, or knowledge base and
    then find a openSUSE user among them..

    http://ping.windowsdream.com/forum/

    if you discover that it is in fact an openSUSE bug, please comeback
    here and let us know that, and file a bugzilla, here:
    http://en.opensuse.org/Submitting_Bug_Reports

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    Default Re: Computer Won't Boot After Restoring Image

    On Mon, 31 Jan 2011 20:06:01 +0000, jrebol wrote:

    > computer. After a successful restoration of the image, I get: "Could not
    > find /dev/mapper/isw_ddedgibjfd_ARRAY_part2 Want to fall back to
    > /dev/mapper/isw_ddedgibjfd_ARRAY_part2? (Y/n)" during the first boot.
    >
    > I don't know what to do, I've tried taking multiple images, and
    > restoring them on multiple computers, but I always get the same error.
    >
    > Any thoughts?


    This is because openSUSE uses the DeviceID rather than the device name or
    label by default.

    In order to fix this, there's a setting you need to change in YaST (I
    forget exactly where it is - I ran into this problem but ended up fixing
    it by hand using a recovery disk on the target machines because that was
    quicker for the one time I needed to do this).

    Jim

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    @DenverD

    I've actually read some a few articles online stating something similar to what Jim has written. The problem is actually within openSUSE itself. I will try posting on a PING website as well to see if there are any suggestions there from people who have tried it before, but it isn't a problem with the imaging software.

    @Jim

    I've read similar posts, but I've yet to find anything with a good fix. How exactly did you fix it by hand using the recovery disk?

    I'll poke around YaST to see if I can find anything that looks like a solution to the DeviceID issue..


    Thanks for your help!

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    On 02/01/2011 05:06 AM, jrebol wrote:
    > The problem is actually within openSUSE itself.
    >
    > I've yet to find anything with a good fix.


    perhaps the level of technical expertise you need is above that of the
    'average' user here (and here we are users helping users, and next to
    zero developers)..

    so, i suggest you also pose your question to one of the mail lists, or
    the IRC channel, which is where the devs hang out, begin here:

    http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Communication_channels

    but before i'd suggest you also want to file the bug, here:
    http://en.opensuse.org/Submitting_Bug_Reports

    or, at the least go there and search for the bug, there _may_ be a
    solution/work-around already documented (and if you ask the devs for
    an answer already written in bugzilla you might get a chilly reception)

    and if you would, for those that follow the google trail to this
    thread: come back and let us know the solution (or a trail to the
    solution)...thx

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    Default Re: Computer Won't Boot After Restoring Image

    On Tue, 01 Feb 2011 04:06:01 +0000, jrebol wrote:

    > I've read similar posts, but I've yet to find anything with a good fix.
    > How exactly did you fix it by hand using the recovery disk?


    It's been a little while since I did this, but basically, as I recall, I
    had to go in and modify both the device.map and fstab files to point to
    the device name (after the fact) rather than to the device-by-id. The
    device.map file on my system is in /boot/grub

    You could do that before imaging the system and it should "just work".

    In my case, it was SLED I was doing, but SLED is derived from openSUSE,
    so the same fix should apply here.

    I seem to recall there's also a setting in YaST (and during installation)
    where you can set it up to use device names instead of device IDs, and
    that would be the ideal way to handle it.

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    Found a solution!

    New default in SLES/SLED 10 SP1: mount "by Device ID"

    Pretty simple fix, took less than 5 minutes!

    Thanks for all your help!

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    On Wed, 02 Feb 2011 03:06:02 +0000, jrebol wrote:

    > Found a solution!
    >
    > 'New default in SLES/SLED 10 SP1: mount \"by Device ID\"'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/47oga38)
    >
    > Pretty simple fix, took less than 5 minutes!
    >
    > Thanks for all your help!


    Glad to have helped out. :-)

    Jim



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