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Re: Improvement to rescue mode?



What other improvements can be added to rescue mode to provide user-friendly common resuce options?
1- grub-install
2- ?

On 3/22/07, Tony Nelson < tonynelson georgeanelson com> wrote:
At 6:12 AM -0400 3/21/07, Neal Becker wrote:
>Leszek Matok wrote:
>
>> Dnia 20-03-2007, wto o godzinie 07:10 -0700, John Reiser napisa?(a):
>>> > Why don't you install grub on the broken system and boot it?
>>> Because rescue mode cannot install grub via grub-install; reported as:
>>> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=198064
>>> The mechanism that grub-install uses to identify the "hardware"
>>> is incompatible with the "virtualization" provided by chroot
>>> and rescue mode.
>> But it works with grub-install --root-directory, at least in F6 (fully
>> updated F6 and rescue mode from the original install CD - tested
>> yesterday). The chroot has problems related to mtab, which can be faked,
>> but --root-directory was simpler and it works.
>>
>> And for the original poster: you can make a boot floppy for your system.
>> I don't remember if Anaconda still has an option for it, though.
>>
>> Lam
>
>My immediate need is this.  I have a system with a pair of scsi disks.  It
>also has 1 SATA drive.  For some reason I can't understand, the SATA drive
>is not seen by the BIOS, so I can't boot off it, but Fedora has no trouble
>understanding that it's there and is happy to install /boot onto it.  Of
>course, I have no way to boot it.
>
>I haven't tried to make a boot floppy in years.  Any hints?

Probably just put the grub bootsector into a file on the floppy, similar to
booting through NTLDR.
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