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Bug#389881: RC-ness of this bug

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.

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).

Robert Millan

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

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