Bug 10062 - When booting from Alpha SRM, Kickstart doesn't open the floppy
Summary: When booting from Alpha SRM, Kickstart doesn't open the floppy
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 6.1
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-03-08 15:59 UTC by Michael A. Foley
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-02 19:38:06 UTC
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Description Michael A. Foley 2000-03-08 15:59:15 UTC
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 11:51:59 UTC
Forwarding this issue to a developer for further action.

Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-05-04 18:58:59 UTC
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 19:38:03 UTC
Please reopen this bug report if you continue to have problems.

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