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Bug #1111

OpenIndiana lacks a "failsafe boot" image and option

Added by Jim Klimov over 8 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Start date:
2011-06-14
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
needs-triage

Description

On Solaris 10 systems and OpenSolaris SXCE we had a normal boot and a failsafe boot kind of images, the latter being used to repair a specific system (i.e. the miniroot could include required hardware drivers, etc.) with an a-priori compatible (same) kernel, etc.

From what I gather, with transition to IPS-based OpenSolaris and later on in OpenIndiana, this option was abandoned, apparently in favor of LiveCD/LiveUSBs to be used to repair a system.

Well, this is not often very convenient, and having an embedded method of repairing a system is still desired.

RFE: Make "Failsafe boot" available again for OpenIndiana! :)


Related issues

Is duplicate of OpenIndiana Distribution - Feature #2441: Failsafe boot optionNew2012-03-22

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