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Bug#520923: live-initramfs: booting with a bad disk in the system takes forever

* Chris Lamb <lamby@debian.org> [20090323 17:45]:
> michal.suchanek@ruk.cuni.cz wrote:

> > The initramfs scripts cause Linux to read quite a few sectors from disk
> > repeatedly. As a result the boot sequence is _very_ long if a disk is
> > bad and returns I/O errors with delay.

> Um, what do you suggest live-initramfs should do?

An approach could be to use bootfrom=.../live-media=... in such a
situation. Michal, does this help? Would be great if you could try
this in your 'I/O error' setup.


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