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Re: Replacing the boot kernel in the installer

Chuck Anderson wrote:
On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 02:30:56PM -0800, Andrew Farris wrote:
Bill Crawford wrote:
On 23/01/2008, Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:

The best way around it is to use rescue.iso instead.  Since rescue.iso
has stage2 on it, you can point it at any repo to do the install, like
your original F8 repo.
Sounds good. I can't find a rescue.iso under development at the
moment, though, so I'm going with (in order) trying to use rawhide
vmlinuz + initrd.img (replacing .buildstamp with the one from F8); and
if that doesn't work, actually replacing the F8 install kernel with
the rawhide installer kernel and ditto the modules in the initrd ...

Rescue isos for rawhide that Jesse posted to install from the F8 repo.


I'd be *VERY* careful with those images due to this bug:

Bugzilla Bug 429782: "extents" flag appeared on ext3 filesystem, can't mount filesystem

You don't want to accidentally mess up your ext3 filesystems and make them very hard to recover.

Good point, although If doing clean installs this bug doesn't bite you, shouldn't be a problem (as long as you're not sharing filesystems).

But for Valent, maybe using those is a bad idea then (since he will be sharing filesystems).

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