Re: User creation questions asked even in rescue mode (was: Re: Question about ordering of debian-installer questions)
On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 06:57:33PM +0200, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Package: user-setup
> Severity: normal
> Quoting Lennart Sorensen (email@example.com):
> > In current debian-installer images (at least last I tried about a month
> > ago), when you boot rescue mode, you are prompted for root password
> > and username and such before being prompted for which partition to
> > use for rescue mode. This was never the case in earlier releases.
> > Given these questions serve no purpose what so ever for rescue mode,
> > could they please be moved so that they don't needlessly make going into
> > rescue mode ask half a dozen useless questions?
> > I have no idea what controls the ordering, but something changed that
> > has made rescue mode a lot less convinient now. Might be nice to fix
> > that again before squeeze. Having used it probably 200 times in a
> > row while trying to get grub2 working on an IBM powerpc, it got pretty
> > tedious typing answers all those username and password prompts again
> > and again, all the while knowing it was totally pointless.
> This certainly comes from the following:
> user-setup (1.30) unstable; urgency=low
> [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
> * Move main-menu item before partitioning and installation of the base
> system, to get more questions earlier during installation.
> This mail will create the bug report. I assign it to user-setup,
> though it might become needed to reassign it to rescue and try to deal
> with that in this package.
And this should have been fixed by:
user-setup (1.32) unstable; urgency=low
[ Colin Watson ]
* Skip user-setup questions in rescue mode.
Aurelien Jarno GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73