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Bug#406112: marked as done (Installer rescue mode lacks md devices)

Your message dated Mon, 30 Apr 2007 10:32:04 +0000
with message-id <E1HiTAq-0006vy-FW@ries.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#388320: fixed in rescue 1.11
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Package: installation-reports

Boot method:   CD
Image version: RC1 netinst  (current as of 2006-01-06)
Date:          2001-01-06
Processor:     Intel Pentium 4
RAM:           1 GB
Disks:         Two ATA IDE disks

Summary: Debian installer does not let you activate
         md devices in rescue mode.

I tried to use the Debian installer to rescue an Etch system
without working grub boot loader, but the rescue system did
only list the partitions on the physical disks; it did not
consider the grouping of partitions to md devices, and
it did not have md devices available in its /dev
for manual mounting.

See the thread of the following mail for details:


Somebody pointed out that you can apparently go into the
RAID setup tool and immediately finish to get md devices,
but that is not obvious to the regular user.


General remarks on rescue system:

While the regular Debian installer has come a long way
(thanks a lot, all folks working on it), its effectivity
as a rescue tool still leaves a lot to be desired.

I want to point out that d-i, or a specific rescue disk,
is of great value since an effective rescue system should
be as close to the real system as possible (device naming
and availability, modules behavior, /proc,/sys,/dev/...).

However, the current d-i as a rescue system is too limited:
without mounting the final installation volumes,
too few utilities are available and too few operations
are possible.

What's more, the point in the installation process where
the partitions are possibly affected is not clear to the
user: how much of the initial configuration happens purely
in the installer (ramdisk mode), and how much needs the

For me, an improved rescue functionality would have been
very beneficial in many past situations.

Claus Fischer <claus.fischer@clausfischer.com>

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Source: rescue
Source-Version: 1.11

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
rescue, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/r/rescue/rescue-check_1.11_all.udeb
  to pool/main/r/rescue/rescue-mode_1.11_all.udeb
  to pool/main/r/rescue/rescue_1.11.dsc
  to pool/main/r/rescue/rescue_1.11.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 388320@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> (supplier of updated rescue package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 11:24:52 +0100
Source: rescue
Binary: rescue-mode rescue-check
Architecture: source all
Version: 1.11
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>
 rescue-check - enter d-i rescue mode if requested (udeb)
 rescue-mode - mount requested partition and start a rescue shell (udeb)
Closes: 388320
 rescue (1.11) unstable; urgency=low
   * Bind-mount /dev, /proc, and /sys into /target if possible
   * Offer software RAID devices (closes: #388320).
   [ Updated translations ]
   * Basque (eu.po) by Piarres Beobide
   * Romanian (ro.po) by Eddy PetriÈ?or
 247f7a35063eb1dc0a3ea092b40a0093 631 debian-installer optional rescue_1.11.dsc
 24000de8de512e7a55a4770be64e1a00 70044 debian-installer optional rescue_1.11.tar.gz
 f1ad948d0c8ca5a9b7bd63f549bb9912 2228 debian-installer standard rescue-check_1.11_all.udeb
 8fe05bf556a3fac739f251c919918e5a 57014 debian-installer optional rescue-mode_1.11_all.udeb
Package-Type: udeb

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