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Bring back yast2-repair (or alternative)

Feature state

openSUSE-11.4
Rejected Information

Description

yast2-repair was dropped due to Fate #308679, Bug #541793.

I suggest we take the effort and recreate similar functionality in a maintainable way. Even if incomplete, this would be a good signal moving forward.

The rescue system is no alternative for end users.

User benefit:

The repair feature was an unique selling point for openSUSE and SUSE based products. It gave users a feeling of reliability and confidence. It is absent in 11.3

Relations

Documentation impact

Remove all references of yast2-repair from documentation
system_repair.xml, inst_yast2.xml, troubleshooting.xml, ...

... add info about any upcoming alternatives.

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png A. B. wrote: (3 years ago)

Yes, recreating the repair function would be great. Just had the case a an invalid windoze installation corrupted the mbr, so how to re-install grub? With the repair function it was in easy, without repair in 11.3 it is nearly impossible....

And by the way, Fate #308679 is not visible to normal users

icons/user_comment.png J. D. wrote: (3 years ago)
icons/user_comment.png C. Y. wrote: (3 years ago)

Please reinstate the System Log in YaST2 at least.

icons/user_comment.png J. D. wrote: (3 years ago)

could we add to the rescue system the very simple script:
chroot_old_install.sh:
...................
cd /mnt
mount --bind /sys sys
mount --bind /proc proc
mount --bind /dev dev
chroot .
...................

this would make debugging much easier!

icons/user_comment.png S. L. wrote: (3 years ago)

Please, check code of my script:
http://slawek.lach.art.pl/yast2inLive.sh

It runs a Yast from broken system. It also copy firmware for ethernet/wifi controller to allow connecting via internet. I have used this script many times to repair broken installation of unstable release.

icons/user_comment.png R. B. wrote: (21 months ago)

Update

How would this help for users using Grub2? I would like to the Yast2-repair module brought back.
It saved my system.

I would recommend removing the package check and just include a repair for Grub1 and Grub2.
Possibly include a fix Grub "automagically". And include a fsck if possible.

icons/user_comment.png R. B. wrote: (21 months ago)

Pleased update this request for openSUSE 12.x and higher.

They will request a maintainer.

icons/user_comment.png f. l. wrote: (20 months ago)

Every LIVE or Install medium should maybe have a TOOLBOX with choices like... a few ideas
Toolbox
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- Rescue (CLI interface)
- Boot installed partition

- Verify a given installation
- show report with save option
- repair options menu
- according to problems found
- standard repair menu

- Install boot loader

Last change: 8 months ago
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