Because really, just about say 10 minutes ago, I broke my GRUB.
I did have to boot into 8.10 CD and reinstall GRUB from the command line, which I'm sure the average new user wouldn't know how to do.
I would second an idea like this as well. I don't know how Blueprints submission exactly works, but is it possibly that we users submits blueprints, so the Devs get a hint what we users want? If so I would say we should submit this as a Blueprint.
Bah. I added the idea to Brainstorm anyway:
This really is an amazing feature not to have. A little distro called mepis has had it for years.
Maybe Shuttleworth could hire the mepis dev...
nah. mepis uses root.
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Here's a link to the same topic in the Intrepid forum:
I 100% agree this is a great idea
I personally don't see how it could be any more than 400kb of extra space. Just add the option in Casper and add a script that will fix GRUB via command line from mounting the partitions under root and extracting deb packages. There should definitely be no reason to have to load X to fix this problem.
The alternate cd has functions other than rescue functions so that's probably behind its larger size. Besides, we only need to be able to fix GRUB to test its viability. Fixing other problems (including xorg) can be done in 'recovery mode' available from GRUB once it has been fixed.