Bug 622263 - [RFE] add a few programs useful for system recovery or user support to livecds
Summary: [RFE] add a few programs useful for system recovery or user support to livecds
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: spin-kickstarts
Version: 14
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeroen van Meeuwen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-08-08 13:36 UTC by François Cami
Modified: 2012-08-16 18:36 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 18:36:31 UTC

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Description François Cami 2010-08-08 13:36:03 UTC
Description of problem:
The current (f14) livecd spins do not include the following packages:
* fpaste
* testdisk

These are really useful when recovering systems, or for debugging. We (IRC helpers) need those when doing user support. Of course, installing via yum works, but it would be nice to have those packages directly available. Please include them in the desktop spin if at all possible.

Comment 1 Jasper O'neal Hartline 2010-08-08 13:58:02 UTC
I also agree these are useful for including on the Live media if it is possible.
They are small packages and shouldn't run over the space limit on the desktop spin for fitting on 750MB CD media which is the standard and most common.

fpaste is useful for getting output pertaining to a system where someone may be having problems partitioning, or testing if a device module is claiming a device, when they say thier sound doesn't work or some other error related to using LiveCD media to test the compatibility of Fedora OS on a machine.

TestDisk is useful for recovering failed partitions when doing the liveinstall method from a LiveCD, if all attempts have been made using fdisk, hexdump or ntfsprogs to recover a disk which has failed at the partitioning steps which is common for NTFS in particular, but also TestDisk is useful for VFAT, NTFS, EXT2, and EXT3, among other filesystem and partition types.

LiveCD media is not only used for compatibility between hardware and software testing, but for use as a recovery platform, it is ready to go and with these tools will make the LiveCD that much more usable.

Comment 2 Kevin Fenzi 2010-08-08 16:30:47 UTC
I already started a discussion on adding fpaste on the spins list: 


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