Plain Boot Option

Post there if an important software is missing and has to be added
Segfault
Posts: 3
Joined: 09 Aug 2015, 10:30

Plain Boot Option

Postby Segfault » 09 Aug 2015, 10:40

Can you please add plain boot option. Meaning nothing will be mounted, no RAID will be assembled.

Case 1. I was installing Gentoo, mkfs failed with message disk in use, cannot create filesystem. It took me awhile before I figured out mdadm claimed the device.

Case 2. PC with malfunctioning hard drive. I could not get past mdadm start, it hung there forever. I tried interactive boot, hitting I as a madman, I tried to blacklist the module, NUTTIN! An old GRML on USB stick I happened to have in my drawer saved the day.

Conclusion. I boot SystemRescueCd (from USB) when I need to fix something. I do not want borked filesystems or RAID volumes assembled and mounted - it can damage them further!


Segfault
Posts: 3
Joined: 09 Aug 2015, 10:30

Re: Plain Boot Option

Postby Segfault » 16 Aug 2015, 19:30

I see this topic is not getting any attention from developers.

TBH I expected some sort of response.

Like: Hey, good idea, will implement it in our next release.

Or: Go to hell, noob. We are working here on a new Ubuntu. Go elsewhere with your system rescue needs.

No response is a direct insult in most cultures. Or did I post in a wrong subforum?


Return to “Software request”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests