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Re: [opensuse-factory] Rescue program on dvd
  • From: Dave Plater <davejplater@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 15:47:21 +0200
  • Message-id: <4CAB2C69.7070000@xxxxxxxxx>
On 10/03/2010 02:35 PM, Martin Schlander wrote:
Søndag den 3. oktober 2010 14:27:46 skrev Carlos E. R.:

I know the rescue option in the dvd had to be dropped. Too problematic,
and no maintainer.


Could some of it be "rescued"?

The thing that fails most is grub. Just a repair grub, perhaps a repair
missing kernel/initrd?


Once the system boots, the user should be able to repair the rest (hope).

I've been wondering if this functionality isn't still "available" (almost),
by
simply booting the cd/dvd media, select "Boot from harddisk", once the
installed system is booted, run yast bootloader to install grub properly
again.

But I'm unsure how much you can break your bootloader installation and still
be able to use the "boot from harddisk" option.

I proposed a kexec boot option for the dvd a long time ago see :
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=432929
which after using the rescue system (is this what is no longer on the
dvd?) and kexec to boot a couple of times seemed a better option than
the "boot installed system" option. It has the advantage of booting the
system with it's own kernel. Scripting is not a strong point with me and
my openSUSE time is taken up by multimedia and a few other things I
maintain, blender-2.54 beta is waiting for my attention and it's not an
easy update, so I can't help. All the script would have to do is - mount
the installed system - locate the correct kernel in /boot - then kexec
boot it.
Regards
Dave P
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