RE: why one rescue & boot disk? (was Re: An 'ae' testimony)
From: Christian Leutloff [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, May 24, 1999 11:42 AM
To: Mark Blunier
Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: why one rescue & boot disk? (was Re: An 'ae' testimony)
Mark Blunier <email@example.com> writes:
> My latest recovey floppy is not a floppy at all, but a bootable CD,
> that runs root the root fs in a ram disk, and then links back to the
> CD which is a complete copy of a working debian image. This gives
> me vi, emacs, X, copies of all the library files, and anything I'd
> might need to repair something thats broke.
: superb, IMHO that's called a Live-CD. Would it be possible to
: integrate the creation stuff into the debian-cd script? It would be
: really nice if people can test Debian on a CD-ROM first.
And it would be triply cool if you could front end it with a small kernel
selector, to pick a kernel that supports your hardware. The current kernels
are pretty good, but there are a couple of choices. Then it could be a
generic rescue CD.
And by the way, why isn't this a package ? At least the iso-image
generation part of it if the cd image is too big (I would think it is).
Share the wealth, this sounds like a really, really nice tool.
Dean Carpenter firstname.lastname@example.org
94 TT :) Dean.Carpenter@pharma.com