Re: Bug#334994: debian-installer/function=rescue
On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 01:12:19PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Monday 24 October 2005 12:42, Sven Luther wrote:
> > BTW, i am curious about these things, are we able to kind of
> > auto-detect the root partition of the system to rescue, maybe using the
> > other-os thingy or a variation thereof ? Or does the user have to mount
> > the root partition through partman ?
> Hmmm. An easy way to find out something like this is just to try it...
> Probably takes less time than you asking the question and me answering it
> (and leaves no room for misinterpretation of what's written).
Yep, sorry no machine at hand where i could try this out when i asked. I could
go looking in the code itself though :)
> Anyway, partman is not used. Instead a list of partitions is shown from
> which the user has to select his root partition. Then a shell is started.
> Other partitions have to be mounted separately.
This is a full list of partitions, we don't do probing of content and such ?
> The selection of the root partition could be made more user friendly.
That would be nice. Especially if we advertize this method as 2.4+initrd-tools
to 2.6+yaird upgrade path.