|Summary:||RFE: "Create bookdisk" on floppy-less machines either not offered or user gets chance to say where|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Telsa Gwynne <hobbit>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Status:||CLOSED DEFERRED||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2006-02-21 18:48:02 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Telsa Gwynne 2001-07-03 14:58:52 UTC
Text mode install on a laptop which can have either a floppy or a CD installed at one time. Got to "Create bootdisk?" screen. As ever, it asked me whether to create one, which is not a useful option. One (or more!) of these possibilities for the future would be nice: Write the thing to a file where (assuming reboot is successful) it can be grabbed later and scp'd to machine which has floppy attached, or dumped to floppy when the floppy is actually there. On a network install, is there a way to send it somewhere else? :) I'd quite like a rescue floppy, but I can't attach the floppy at the same time as the CD drive, and I need the CD there to install :) I realise this is not the most critical bug, but it would be a nice feature to have one day. Failing that, if there's no floppy drive, just don't bother offering the "do you want to create a floppy?"
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-07-05 16:31:28 UTC
For now you could hack the mkbootdisk script to write out a file. We will consider this for future releases - in fact we could write out a ISO image that would be bootable as well.
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2002-02-13 19:49:35 UTC
What's the status of this?
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-03-26 17:45:01 UTC
Deferring to future release.
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:48:02 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.