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Bug 10062 - When booting from Alpha SRM, Kickstart doesn't open the floppy
When booting from Alpha SRM, Kickstart doesn't open the floppy
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-03-08 10:59 EST by Michael A. Foley
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-02 15:38:06 EDT
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Description Michael A. Foley 2000-03-08 10:59:15 EST
Problem seen on Alpha Processor Inc UP2000 motherboard with RH 6.1

>>>boot dqa0 -file kernels/generic.gz -flags "root=/dev/hda ks=floppy"

The floppy is not queried for the kickstart file.

This proceedure works really well on a UP1000, which uses APB to
load. I suspect it may work on a system that uses MILO. However, from
SRM, it doesn't work. I'm not sure if APB/Milo setup the floppy drive
earlier in the boot process or not.

Feel free to email if you have any questions. I work at API.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-04-24 07:51:59 EDT
Forwarding this issue to a developer for further action.
Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-05-04 14:58:59 EDT
does it still fail for you using 6.2 ...? I had no problem using it with a
kickstart file in /tmp on the initrd ...
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-02 15:38:03 EDT
Please reopen this bug report if you continue to have problems.

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