Request: Automatic GRUB option in Dapper

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Feb 2 10:02:52 GMT 2006

On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 11:46:32PM +0200, Jimmy Angelakos wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> >The main usability issue at the moment is that the interface doesn't
> >give you a visual hint on what's on each of the partitions it offers you
> >so that you have some idea which one to select. That's a generic issue
> >with rescue mode rather than just with GRUB reinstallation, though, and
> >should be fixable.
> The point is, I haven't seen Dapper yet, but in Breezy's rescue mode, 
> you're just dumped at a shell (if you manage to chroot to the right 
> partition).

That's no longer the case. You now get a menu of things you might want
to do to the partition.

> And if I remember correctly, rescue mode isn't even *mentioned* in the
> F1-Help screens when booting from the CD!

In Dapper, the new graphical boot loader lists "Rescue a broken system"
as one of the boot options you can select.

> Also, you're right, this feature should mention what appears to be on 
> each partition. Currently Rescue Mode only shows you "meaningless" 
> partition numbers.
> Should I amend my bug report (bug #30123) to clarify?

Sure. I think tweaking rescue to show more meaningful details about
partitions is really the only piece left.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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