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Bug#389881: RC-ness of this bug

"Robert Millan [ackstorm]" <rmillan@ackstorm.es> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 09:55:45AM -0300, Otavio Salvador wrote:
>> >
>> > 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).
>> I don't know how invasive those changes might be. AFAIK Ubuntu already
>> does it (Colin?) and wouldn't be too hard to pick the changes from
>> them but we would also need RM and Frans approval :(
> I thought you were talking about user workarounds.

Yes I was but when I saw that there's no easy workarounds I thought
would be possible to try to resolve it "the right way".

> Well, Ubuntu uses fstab labels, and they seem to be quite unstable (my
> first experience with them resulted in fsck interrupting boot, leaving you
> with a root shell).  I wouldn't recommend using them (even if we have to drop
> support for USB boot).

Humm, that's _ugly_ :(

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