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Re: Idea: elimination of the normal mode

From: Stefan Reinauer
Subject: Re: Idea: elimination of the normal mode
Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2008 20:00:56 +0200
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Vesa Jääskeläinen wrote:
> Stefan Reinauer wrote:
>> Vesa Jääskeläinen wrote:
>>> Idea of the rescue shell is load other modules in case grub itself
>>> cannot find them. It provides thin layer of tools so user is able to
>>> find them.
>>> Personally I would like to keep this functionality in core.img. 
>> So, how is the "rescue shell" different that "grub itself". Why would it
>> find modules that "grub itself" does not find?
> User can use ls and insmod commands to load those modules from disk.
> Most common problem with GRUB legacy is that it just prints GRUB on
> screen. This will kinda remove that problem as user still has a way to
> boot his system with some keypresses.
So the rescue shell has filesystems and a shell? Is the "advanced
console interface" so huge that it can't live with the shell and the
filesystems in the rescue shell?

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