Bug 120687

Summary: RFE: Make localboot the default syslinux entry--especially on the DVD
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Forrest <forresttaylor2000>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Description Forrest 2004-04-12 19:27:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
syslinux 2.08 has a new ontimeout option that I think would be useful,
especially for the DVD.  If you created the normal default, and had
ontimeout boot from the local hard drive (localboot -1 or localboot
0x80), the users would be required to hit ENTER to start the install,
but they would not have to remove the disc after installation to boot
from the hard drive.  This would be very beneficial for a DVD
kickstart install, as the user normally walk away from the
installation because they do not have to change discs.  After such an
installation, the computer would boot from the hard drive instead of
booting from the DVD again and restarting an install.

If the ontimeout option is not feasible, I think that an option to
boot from the hard drive would be quite useful.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
syslinux-2.08-2
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-09-22 15:23:25 EDT
Added a localboot option in CVS.  Not doing ontimeout as that would
break other expectations.