On 21/06/2023 at 03:55, tomas k wrote:
On Fri, 2023-06-09 at 13:32 +0200, Pascal Hambourg wrote:

With /usr-merged layout (default since buster IIRC), a separate /usr
must be mounted before running any program. The initramfs mounts a
separate /usr before running init, but the installer rescue mode did not
before running a shell. This feature has been added to bookworm
installer (rescue 1.86) but not backported to bullseye installer

That explains it. I can't open the root patitiion, because rescue
system says it's not a root partition until I try what is actually
/usr. But, I have finally given up separate /usr, and just lumped it in
with the pile. But in bookworm it should work?

Bookworm's installer rescue mode should detect a separate /usr in /etc/fstab and offer to mount it before running a shell in the root partition, like previous versions already did with a separate /boot or /boot/efi. Other improvements include properly unmounting nested filesystems (e.g. /boot/efi then /boot).

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