Bug 76889

Summary: RFE: support additional driver disk via floppy during kickstart
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: jbowman
Component: anacondaAssignee: Michael Fulbright <msf>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Version: 8.0Keywords: FutureFeature
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Description jbowman 2002-10-28 19:44:20 UTC
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Phoenix/0.3

Description of problem:
Additional driver disks are supported, but only via a hard drive (i.e. the
'driverdisk' config option). For those of us kickstarting onto fresh hardware,
that's not a usable option. A config option for "Prompt for an additional driver
disk, load drivers presented, then continue unattended" would be ideal, as it
would allow a kickstart install to proceed with minimal oversight. Right now, in
order to kickstart a machine with, say, an ethernet controller not supported by
the standard bootnet.img, the entire kickstart procedure must be done manually.

Ideally, there should be a prompt for an additional drivers disk, which, when
presented, loads the new drivers disk and then continues onwards based on the
configuration information present in the ks.cfg.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to do an unattended kickstart on, say, a Dell PowerEdge 2650 using the
onboard ethernet controllers, which use the tg3 module.
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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-16 17:21:55 UTC
Just boot with 'linux dd ks=...' and this will work.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 17:38:25 UTC
Time tracking values updated