Bug 41798

Summary: kickstart don't use the driver disk on a brand new system
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Eric Doutreleau <edoutreleau>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Brent Fox <bfox>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Hardware: i386   
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Description Eric Doutreleau 2001-05-22 08:21:19 UTC
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Description of problem:
I 'm trying to kickstart install a bunch of new station with nothing
on disk.
Interactive installaiton work fine and i generate a kickstart file
whith mkkickstart.

The problem is that the ethernet driver is on the driver disk.
As there are new machine with new disk there s no filesystem on
the machine then i can 't use the driverdisk options in my
kickstart file.
I have tried to use
linux dd ks=floppy in the boot prompt but it never ask for the
driver disk.

Then It seems i can 't install these machine with kickstart.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. find a machine whenre the ethernet driver is not on the bootnet disk
2. install it interactively
3. make a kickstart floppy
4. try to kickstart install the machine	

Additional info:

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-05-22 13:09:45 UTC
This problem has been reported in the past.  It will be fixed in future versions
of Red Hat Linux, but I've put together a new boot disk that should allow 'linux
dd ks=floppy' to pull in a driver disk.  It is available at