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Bug#823612: rescue-mode should mount /boot/efi if it's available

On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 03:13:13PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 09:44:08PM +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
>>Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> (2016-05-06):
>>> Package: rescue-mode
>>> Version: 1.51
>>> Severity: important
>>> If somebody is trying to debug EFI boot problems, it's quite confusing
>>> for people that /boot/efi is not mounted automatically.
>>Is anyone working on that?
>>Quick pointers into src:rescue-mode:
>>    debian/rescue-mode.postinst:has_separate_boot () {
>>    debian/rescue-mode.templates:Template: rescue/separate-boot
>I filed the bug as a reminder for me to fix it; if not before, I'll
>play with this at DC16.

So, I've been pondering about this a little. At the moment, rescue
just tends to mount the root filesystem and nothing else. Then the
user is left to work out how to mount the rest of their system (if
needed) on their own. I'm thinking we could/should improve this - once
we've mounted the rootfs, we could offer to mount (likely-looking?)
other filesystems from /etc/fstab. Maybe with a selection interface,
and we automatically tag the likely ones?

What do you think?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"I suspect most samba developers are already technically insane... Of
 course, since many of them are Australians, you can't tell." -- Linus Torvalds

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