I have complained about this ever since the rescue image has been moved to
the installation media. A few days ago I finally ran into what I feared
about: I had to boot from disk but I no longer have access to the
installation media (I did ftp/http install and my network was down).
Luckily, I found a boot disk from RH 4.1 that I can still use to fix
something up (just a problem with my LILO config) and get the machine
So the question is: why don't you guys put up some sort of rescue disk that
can be used from a floppy drive (e.g. like those before RH 6.x) so that
people who are in real trouble can actually get somewhere? Sure, maybe you
can't fit as many utilities on floppies, but chances are we don't need all
that many things to fix many problems.
I would strongly encourage some sort of a rescue image be distributed.
(see bug 6577 for my previous complaint)