jai - 2006-03-14

Why doesnt e2image program allow restoring "raw" image? For ex: I take the raw image of a partition,

# e2image -r /dev/hda10 hda10.img

Now, if I try to restore it back, it gives error.

# e2image -r -I /dev/hda10 hda10.img
e2image: Raw image cannot be installed.

I have a basic question, what is raw image anyway? why is it not possible to restore it back. In that way I can see it being used as a save/restore of hard disk image across multiple systems.

Thanks
Jaiber John.