Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
Date: 06/07/2000 23:13:55
[ moved to tech-install, enveloped to source-changes ]
thorpej on source-changes:
| On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 05:20:33PM -0400, Jim Wise wrote:
| > Do we have some bootfloppy image which does have restore(8)? I know I
| > can go and build one, but it's _awfully_ reassuring to know that in a
| > pinch a downloaded bootfloppy will have enough information to recover
| > the system from a backup...
| If we'd like to provide this, then someone can make a "recovery" floppy
| configuration. But it just doesn't belong on menu-driven install media.
I don't think this is reasonable.
Despite the fact that we may not actively publically advocate using
our install media as recovery media, it is the case that there are
people who use them as such, and they work fine and well for that
functionality. The install media may be menu-driven, but it's
easy enough to escape to a shell.
If you want to break the recovery functionality of the install floppy,
you should do so only after a discussion where we decide whether a
seperate recovery floppy is warranted.
Just because the install floppy isn't entitled "Install and Recovery"
doesn't mean it isn't used as one and we should steamroll over those