suggestion: rescue boot extension

seth vidal skvidal at
Wed Jun 2 19:21:29 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 15:04 -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
> Folks,
> There are various projects implementing LiveCD, rescue, or snapshotted
> updates. I would like to propose a feature in which some of the
> rescue/LiveCD bits are (optionally) installed to a spare volume during
> install such that there's always a rescue/Live boot option that can boot
> up to a recovery desktop without needing to grab media, etc.
> Modern disks are large and cheap (even some SSDs). I can't see a
> downside and it helps with all manner of botched updates. Snapshots help
> aswell, but there are many times where you just want something more than
> a single user boot to fix some breakage.

Maybe this request is better made to  anaconda?

so it stuffs a rescue image in place when it writes grub to begin with?

or do you envision it as a 'rescue image' pkg that is installed in @base
or some-such?


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