|Summary:||Use "Smart Boot Manager" to make boot floppy?|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Chris Adams <linux>|
|Component:||syslinux||Assignee:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
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|Last Closed:||2004-07-27 03:40:41 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Chris Adams 2004-07-22 00:42:23 UTC
Have you considered including a "Smart Boot Manager" floppy for systems with an ATAPI CD-ROM drive but the BIOS won't boot from it? It is available from http://btmgr.sf.net/ (it requires a small patch to build with the NASM included in FC2). I've also been looking at using a FreeDOS boot floppy with CD drivers (which would also allow adding SCSI drivers) with something to "chain load" the CD. Is there any interest in this for Fedora? I would guess this will also become an issue for RHEL4 next.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-07-22 18:38:18 UTC
Assigning to the boot loader people for consideration.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-07-27 03:40:41 UTC
No, adding more boot managers is just going to make my brain explode. The amount of hardware that doesn't boot from CD that will run current Fedora Core releases is small enough to be a niche case.