How To Install partimage on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install partimage on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update partimage as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install partimage
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install partimage

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is partimage and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install partimage on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install partimage on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install partimage using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install partimage

Install partimage on CentOS 8 using yum

Because partimage is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install partimage package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install partimage

How to upgrade (update) a single package partimage using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like partimage in this example you should use the following command:

yum update partimage

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade partimage

How to Upgrade partimage on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update partimage

How To remove partimage from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the partimage package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove partimage

Extra info and code examples

Partition Image is a partition imaging utility. It has support for the following file systems: * Ext2/3, the Linux standard * ReiserFS, a journalised and powerful file system * FAT16/32, DOS and Windows file systems * HPFS, IBM OS/2 file system * JFS, journalised file system, from IBM, used on AIX * XFS, another journalised and efficient file system, from SGI, used on Irix * UFS (beta), Unix file system * HFS (beta), MacOS File system * NTFS (experimental), Windows NT, 2000 and XP Only used blocks are copied and stored into an image file. The image file can be compressed in the GZIP/BZIP2 formats to save disk space, and split into multiple files to be copied onto removable media (ZIP for example), burned on a CD-R, etc. This makes it possible to save a full Linux/Windows system with a single operation. In case of a problem (virus, crash, error, etc.), you just have to restore, and after several minutes, your entire system is restored (boot, files, etc.), and fully working. This is very useful when installing the same software on many machines: just install one of them, create an image, and restore the image on all other machines.

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Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install partimage using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the partimage from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install partimage on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install partimage on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install partimage on Fedora 34

How To Install partimage on CentOS 8

How To Install partimage on Debian 11

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