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Bug#389881: RC-ness of this bug

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 09:33:47AM -0300, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> "Robert Millan [ackstorm]" <rmillan@ackstorm.es> writes:
> > On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 09:44:31AM -0300, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> >> md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:
> >> 
> >> > On Mar 06, "Robert Millan [ackstorm]" <rmillan@ackstorm.es> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> I urge you to reconsider severity of this problem.  There's another situation
> >> >> that makes it much worse:
> >> > The correct solution is to make d-i use labels in fstab and to find the
> >> > root file system. udev has not much to do with this.
> >> 
> >> I think it's too late for that kind of change on d-i side. This "right
> >> solution" looks to be post-Etch material to me.
> >
> > Then we should remove the USB images from the release.  They're utterly broken
> > and only work on old hardware.  It'd be a shame if we label this as "stable".
> There's no workaround for the issue?

With USB, you can't just boot a rescue system and repair a broken install
from there, because /dev/sda will still be your USB drive.

Of course, there are lots of hacks you can do to workaround that, but if
we go this way, why bother using d-i anyway ?  I could just boot from USB
and run debootstrap by hand.

If we remove USB sticks from etch, then at least people will know they're
broken and switch to CDs (or use the dailies).

Robert Millan

ACK STORM, S.L.  -  http://www.ackstorm.es/

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