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    LiveCD with Repair Options

    Ever Lose GRUB or mess up your xorg and had to re-install Ubuntu because you didn't know how to fix it from the CLI?

    How about including a bunch of scripts in the Jaunty LiveCD that will do just this automagically so newbies won't freak when one of these common problems arises.

    Make them available before starting X on Casper's install menu under a 'Repair Previous Installation' option.

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    Re: LiveCD with Repair Options

    they can't tell us its impossible because some other distro's have had that for a long time .
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    Re: LiveCD with Repair Options

    Yup... really good idea.

    Just remove Ekiga which nearly noone uses and add repair functions.

    A backup tool for broken PCs would also be nice within a Live CD, GUI based.

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    Re: LiveCD with Repair Options

    The alternate CDs have a "rescue a broken system" option that has been there for a while.
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    Re: LiveCD with Repair Options

    the people most likely to need a repair function are the ones least likely to use the alternate install cd . I would guess that there is better than a 90% probability that what they will have onhand is the live cd .
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    Re: LiveCD with Repair Options

    Quote Originally Posted by ronacc View Post
    the people most likely to need a repair function are the ones least likely to use the alternate install cd . I would guess that there is better than a 90% probability that what they will have onhand is the live cd .
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    Re: LiveCD with Repair Options

    Quote Originally Posted by TheForkOfJustice View Post
    Ever Lose GRUB or mess up your xorg and had to re-install Ubuntu because you didn't know how to fix it from the CLI?

    How about including a bunch of scripts in the Jaunty LiveCD that will do just this automagically so newbies won't freak when one of these common problems arises.

    Make them available before starting X on Casper's install menu under a 'Repair Previous Installation' option.
    i agree that would be nice

    posting an idea in brainstorm and linking back here would be a nice idea

    p.s. search if your idea is already in brainstorm
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    Re: LiveCD with Repair Options

    a mode that reinstalled all installed packages might be useful.

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    Re: LiveCD with Repair Options

    i agree ssam.

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    Re: LiveCD with Repair Options

    This is a good idea.
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