On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 04:20:33PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
On Oct 13, Stephan Seitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:- I think that the probability that defective hard drive sectors will hit a small partition is less. So your „repair partition” will probably boot at least in emergency mode with more tools than any initramfs.I can't see which tools help you if the disk is phisically broken...
If the disk is completely broken, you can’t do anything. But dd_rescue is in /bin, so you can get an image of a partition except for the faulty sectors.
I think that small file systems are less error-prone as well.Actually this is a good argument for keeping everything in /usr and then mounting it read only.
Maybe, but you can already keep /usr read-only.
- Rescue DVDs may not support modern file systems because of older kernels.Not a very compelling reason: if you use an unusual/recent file system, spend two minutes burning an appropriate rescue CD for it.
While the burning may take two minutes, it takes much more time to change an existing CD. I tried to change Knoppix some years ago. Thank you, I prefer to use the existing DVDs.
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