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Author: Olaf Meeuwissen
To: Arnt Karlsen
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Steps to recover from borked grub-update

Arnt Karlsen writes:

> On Tue, 27 Apr 2021 11:14:10 -0400, Steve wrote in message
> <20210427111410.1609c4d1@???>:
>> terryc said on Tue, 27 Apr 2021 16:23:34 +1000
>> > [...]
>> >Any way, Thank you.
>> >I've decided to risk it and attempt an OS re-install despite the
>> >rebuilt mailer requiring three attempts to get a booting sstem.
>> WAIT!!!!
>> You can boot most "rescue cd" live distros and pick "boot next
>> partition" or whatever, and it will boot the next found partition with
>> the kernel from the rescue cd.
>> Which brings up the fact that it would be nice for there to be a
>> Devuan rescue CD (and thumbdrive) that can find all possible OSes and
>> boot to your choice, using the live CD's kernel. Can Refracta already
>> do that?
> ..huh? Did we|Devuan remove the "rescue" boot options from
> our boot or install isos? If we didn't, a booted iso should
> offer Debian style advice on how to do things once you start
> hitting "F1", "F2" etc function keys.

No. The beowulf ISOs have a functional rescue boot option. I happen to
have used it several times this month for rescue operations as well as
wiping disks before I can trash end-of-life hardware.

Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2            FSF Associate Member since 2004-01-27
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