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Re: rescue boot

On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 11:17:20 -0800, Jamie Zawinski <jwz jwz org> wrote:
> Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> >
> > But boot.iso provides rescue functionality.  It just needs stage2.img
> > for that, which it can fetch from various sources (it can be e.g. a local CD,
> > harddisk with .iso images, FTP/HTTP download of stage2.img from a Fedora
> > mirror or NFS mount).  Once it fetches it, it will offer you a shell prompt.
> OMFG.  What is your problem?

I would ask you the same thing.
> Look, if you'd just put a damned busybox or something on the CD, it
> would actually be *useful* for something that it is *not useful* for
> now, which is, *actually rescuing* when you don't have easy access to
> the full distro archive?

As everyone has been trying to tell you, that is what the rescue CD is
for.  What would be the purpose of shipping two ~80MB isos that do the
same thing?  Adding a hammer head to a screwdriver doesn't make it the
right tool for the job.

William Hooper

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