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Improvements to Failsafe mode

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openSUSE-11.3
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openSUSE-11.4
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Currently when kernel fails to load, user can only give up on installing openSUSE. Failsafe mode can help sometimes, but load of kernel parameters can introduce problems later. Problem for inexperienced users is how to edit list, and find additional parameter that can help.

The model that Knoppix is using offers alternatives that may work on particular hardware without going trough process of discovery of proper kernel parameters, and it has help pages available right from the boot screen. Both combined make booting possible with very little to no experience in kernel issues.

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icons/user_comment.png G. D. wrote: (8 years ago)

Can a option of booting a kernel be used with failsafe paramaters to get a very basic system going with terminal session you can work from that.

If the boot fails print a error message about the problem and perhaps offer suggestions for installing a kernel which would boot with very basic options.

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (7 years ago)

Do you have a concrete idea how to do this?

Last change: 7 years ago
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