I want the option to write the ISO that you used for installation, to an additional partition on the machine.
- Easily Chroot to the live linux distro in memory, without the need for additional media.
- Easier to rescue system for uninitiated users.
- Easier to re-install if you bork it completely.
- Could be updated via APT, with a simple DD, when new versions come out.
- Flexible options for upgrade in the event an issue/dependency condition occur when performing dist-upgrade
- Arguably wasteful, but no more so than dedicated media. How many USBs do you end up keeping as install media? I have dozens, and yet I can’t find a single one. So I’m writing this.
- Some greener people could be confused if the partition is marked bootable, and they may inadvertently install the bootloader here.
- Could be used as a convenient hiding place for malware.
Please consider adding this. I would compare this to the “system recovery partition” for ntoskernel based operating systems.