Fedora rescue CD

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at redhat.com
Wed Jan 11 22:20:47 UTC 2006

Jesse Keating wrote:

>On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 03:36 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>Distrowatch has some information on one of the new less known 
>>improvements to the Fedora Rescue CD effort.
>>" One of the new features of Fedora <http://distrowatch.com/fedora> Core 
>>5, expected to enter a second testing phase next week, is a new rescue 
>>CD. Although not much information has been published about the features 
>>and goals of this Fedora sub-project, it is likely to become an 
>>important tool for all Red Hat and Fedora system administrators and 
>>therefore we thought it deserved some publicity. The first test release 
>>of the Fedora rescue CD was announced 
>>last week and several new builds have been released since then. The 
>>latest release, dated 8 January, appears to be built for x86_64 
>>processors, but the developers are planning to produce a rescue CD for 
>>all three supported architectures. You can find the 70 MB ISO image in 
>>the /fedora/linux/development/isos/ directory on your favourite Fedora 
>>mirror <http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html>."
>Wow, I love how people can get things wrong.  The i386 rescue CD has
>been in place for a long time now, not exactly sure how long.  All I was
>doing is turning on some code to generate the x86_64 version, and
>writing some code to generate the PPC one.  It's not like this is a new
Its not a new thing and distrowatch does indeed seem to have that 
impression which I believe merely shows a wider issue. There are a large 
number of people who are aware of  installation features such as boot 
and rescue images as well as kickstart. If these are not being 
prominently shown in the download pages and documented well in the 
installation guides it could be. There is definitely room for improvement.


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