Rescue HD setup procedure

Mitsuho Iizuka m-iizuka at
Mon Nov 29 07:25:02 UTC 2004

From: Paul Howarth <paul at>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 09:00:04 +0000

> Add the word "rescue" to the list of kernel parameters for your rescue
> grub.conf entry.

Do you mean this way ?

    title Resc
        root (hd0,1)
        kernel /boot/installer/vmlinuz-resc
        initrd /boot/installer/initrd-resc.img ramdisk_size=8192 rescue

I tried 'mount -o loop' and checked 'FC3-i386-rescuecd.img'
contents. It seemed there was NOT grub loader in this CD(img) (M?)BR
and WERE many different type of files, such as isolinux.cfg(what is
this?), as follows. Anyway that's why I come to think now it will be
difficult to have both 'FC3 installer HDD(grub)' and 'rescue HDD(not
grub) w/ prompt and rescue menu' in the same HDD partition. Is this
conclusion right ?

--- isolinux.cfg ---
   default rescue
   prompt 1
   timeout 600
   display boot.msg
   F1 boot.msg
   F2 options.msg
   F3 general.msg
   F4 param.msg
   F5 rescue.msg
   F7 snake.msg
   label linux
     kernel vmlinuz
     append initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=8192
   label rescue
     kernel vmlinuz
     append initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=8192 rescue
   label text
     kernel vmlinuz
     append initrd=initrd.img text ramdisk_size=8192
   label expert
     kernel vmlinuz
     append expert initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=8192

Thanks in advance.

// M.Iizuka

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