suggestion: rescue boot extension

Eric Sandeen sandeen at
Wed Jun 2 20:13:21 UTC 2010

Jon Masters wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 13:03 -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:
>>> Hm. I can see the use of this, but I can also see issues with how you
>>> do updates for it sanely (if at all.)
>> Why would you do updates for it?  Your install CD/DVD to use for rescue
>> boot doesn't get updated.  I'd think you'd just install a pristine newer
>> one verbatim if you had a reason to bother, like deciding to burn a new CD.
>> Hence the nice automagic deployment feature would reserve two partitions
>> (or whatevers) for the purpose, so you can install the new image on B and
>> still have the option to boot A if the new one is bad.
> So I'm willing to help out on this (once RHEL stuff calms down a bit).
> Do you think it's worth us putting together a wiki feature proposal?
> Jon.

Is it better to have a separate volume for this, or to just have a sort
of rescue initramfs ...?

Seems like the latter is more flexible but then I'm no boot process wizard.


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