Subject: install/10320: i386 install media no longer contains restore(8)
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/07/2000 22:36:09
>Number:         10320
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       i386 install media no longer contains restore(8)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jun 07 22:37:00 PDT 2000
>Originator:     matthew green
>Release:        <NetBSD-current source date>today
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System: NetBSD 1.4Z NetBSD 1.4Z (_towers_) #43: Fri Jun 2 23:31:34 EST 2000 alpha


	until very recently, the i386-install floppy included restore(8).
	this utility is essential when either recoverying from a disk
	loss.  so, now, there is no simple way to recover a lost system,
	instead one must build one's own floppy that includes restore(8).


	have a root disk crash and attempt to recovery with install media,
	expecting restore(8) to be there like it has been for 7+ years.


	revert the removal or restore(8) or provide explicit "recovery"