Control: severity -1 normal

tomas k <> (2023-06-08):
> Package: debian-installer
> Severity: critical
> Tags: d-i
> Justification: breaks the whole system

Hardly. You're starting from a system that requires GRUB to be installed
for some reason. d-i isn't breaking anything at all.

> I'm on a different system than the problem one. For years I have had
> to boot knoppix and run a chroot to change a password I've forgotten

init=/bin/sh works for that.

> Most recently, I just wanted to install grub from the Debian install
> DVD, nothing else, but once again, with separate usr, no root shell.
> So I tried to go through the install and just skip to install grub,
> but it wouldn't allow it, because previous steps were skipped. ThAT
> FIASCO cost me 4  hours, about  the same amount of time it would take
> to fix the rescue system.

If rescue doesn't mount all the things automatically, you realize you
can drop to a shell in the installer's context and mount any missing

Cyril Brulebois (            <>
D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant

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