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

On Tue, 2016-06-28 at 14:15 +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> (2016-06-28):
> > 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?
> Your summary isn't entirely accurate: we already prompt when separate
> boot is detected; we could elaborate on that for /boot/efi, which was
> my initial point.

I wonder why we offer to mount /boot but not /usr (more and more
programs live there), /var (some of them might need state there) or
/tmp (don't want to create files there that will never be cleaned up).

Also, does the question about mounting /boot really merit critical
priority?  Is 'yes' not a good default?



Ben Hutchings
If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.

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