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Bug#1000239: Rescue system won't find root partition, but insists on /usr

Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org> writes:

>> 2. Reassign to src:rescue, and fix the rescue system.
> I think this will have to be the answer. See also [0].

I'm certainly not against fixing this issue, but I thought I'd point out
that even as things are, its pretty trivial to get into rescue mode.

Having just tested it with a separate /usr, all one needs to do is
select the actual root partition as you'd expect, then when prompted to
execute a shell, select the second option (Execute a shell in the
installer environment), then the trick is to mount the /usr partition by
hand onto /target/usr e.g.:

  # mount /var/vfa4 /target/mnt

Having done that one can exit that shell, and then select the first
option (Execute shell in /dev/...) and you're away.

Cheers, Phil.
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