|Summary:||RFE: Eject CD before displaying final congrats screen|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Doug Campbell <doug.campbell>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Brent Fox <bfox>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-11-08 04:05:22 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Doug Campbell 2000-10-06 05:14:42 UTC
After installing boxed rh7.0 system, the final screen displayed is titled "Congratulations" and requests that you remove any media before rebooting your new RH7.0 system. There are two bugs associated with this screen: a) If install was from cdrom, the cdrom is locked against ejection and cannot have its media removed while the congrats screen is displayed. The installer should either unlock or eject the cd if installation was from cd as part of "congratulations" processing. b) After a small waiting period, the system reboots from the congrats screen automatically, regardless of whether the user has removed the media or otherwise affirmed that it is OK to reboot. If media (diskettes/cdrom) are still in their respective drives, they may interfere with the reboot process. The congrats processing should not release the machine for reboot until the user confirms that all temporary media are removed.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-06 18:16:25 UTC
Please confirm these problems Brent.
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2000-10-06 19:30:50 UTC
Yes, this is a problem. The installer will eject the first CD in the middle of the install and prompts for the second CD. However, it does not eject the second cd automatically, nor will it let you eject the CD manually until the installer has exited completely. Added to feature request list.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2000-10-06 19:46:37 UTC
We should change the installer to eject the CD when the congratulations screen is reached. i.e., before they click the "Exit" button.
Comment 4 Doug Campbell 2000-10-06 20:31:21 UTC
You must also change congratulations screen processing to reboot only after some positive action by the user. A common install practice (by me) is to start the process and to check back periodically to see how it is progressing. I therefore might not be there when the congrats screen displays and hence will have removed neither the created boot (or RH provided install) diskette nor the install cdrom.
Comment 5 Brent Fox 2000-10-07 02:56:50 UTC
Ok, actually I should have been more specific in my last post. I was not able to reproduce the automatic rebooting problem. I've never seen anaconda do this. Can you reproduce the behavior? Also, on further experimentation, the CD will automatically eject if you click the "Finish" button. The GUI will exit, the CD will eject, and then the machine will reboot. Ok, we should change anaconda so that the CD *should* be automatically be ejected when you get to the final screen. If your CD drive is older and doesn't allow automatic ejection, anaconda should at least unmount the CD so that you can eject it manually before pressing "Finish." However, I let my machine sit for about ten minutes at the final screen, and it never rebooted on its own.
Comment 6 Doug Campbell 2000-10-09 15:24:25 UTC
I will reinstall RH7 tonight, closely observe my machine's behavior, and report back. I have noted the behavior you observed during RH shutdown; my cdrom drive ejected the installation media. However, during the bios boot reset phase the drive closed again (I assume the drive closes itself when reset).
Comment 7 Brent Fox 2000-11-08 04:05:17 UTC
Closing bug due to inactivity. Please reopen if the problem persists or if you have more information.