View Poll Results: Are rescuish options needed at installation time ?

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  • Oh yeah ! Last night was too weird !

    1 16.67%
  • Well, since i'm not that good at what i do.

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  • Sometimes i do think that would be handy.

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Thread: suggestion : debian-ubuntu installer

  1. #1
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    Lightbulb suggestion : debian-ubuntu installer rescue option

    Would it be possible to add a main-menu option to re-install one of the kernel-images without having to pass by the whole installation sequence. In itself it might sound trivial but it would be a great way to make a quick-n-dirty rescue of a system.

    Also, an option to do a filesystem-checkup on non-mounted filesystem is more then missing (also a recueish thing).

    Moreover, when using 2 cdrom drives it is not possible to use just any drive, the installer only uses the first drive on the primary-ide-bus.

    I hope this was the right forum to post this.



    Joris
    Last edited by ljoris; December 1st, 2004 at 05:49 PM.

  2. #2
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    Re: suggestion : debian-ubuntu installer

    Quote Originally Posted by ljoris
    Would it be possible to add a main-menu option to re-install one of the kernel-images without having to pass by the whole installation sequence. In itself it might sound trivial but it would be a great way to make a quick-n-dirty rescue of a system.

    Also, an option to do a filesystem-checkup on non-mounted filesystem is more then missing (also a recueish thing).

    Moreover, when using 2 cdrom drives it is not possible to use just any drive, the installer only uses the first drive on the primary-ide-bus.

    I hope this was the right forum to post this.



    Joris
    Last night wasn't weird for me, but that one most closely represented the way I feel. I'd like to see a rescue boot option that lets you do things like that, though only if it didn't drive it over the 1 cd limit.

    BTW, moved this to Community Chat since it's not a support request.

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    Re: suggestion : debian-ubuntu installer

    I think it would be nice to be able to install grub and a kernel from the disk without doing the rest as well. It would make the install disk a perfect rescue disk.

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    Re: suggestion : debian-ubuntu installer

    Quote Originally Posted by zenwhen
    I think it would be nice to be able to install grub and a kernel from the disk without doing the rest as well. It would make the install disk a perfect rescue disk.

    Well, i'm happy this idea seems to catch on allready

    Indeed : just the option of re-installing one of the boot-kernels supplied on the ubuntu cd would be such a rescue allready. In fact it does concern me quite a lot, the rescue-part has been mostly abandoned since debian-sarge/sid or especially the new debian-installer project. I've been on-and-off with Debian since 0.99b was realesed on ct magazine very long years ago, i often use woody-cd-s as rescue disk just because they supply this option, wich is a viable promotional reason as well ...

    Furthermore : being able to chroot your harddisk filesystem would also be so great. At least a couple of time I've ran into the stupifying experience of building a new kernel and installing it just to see it's not working and lilo doesn't wait to boot it.

    Both option seem to be both diserable and usable.


    Best Regards,

    Joris

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