Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1006941
[RFE]: New anaconda boot option
Last modified: 2015-10-21 15:02:41 EDT
Created attachment 796421 [details]
Proposed patch to add support for hdx boot option
Description of problem:
We should be able to install from an exploded tree in hd instead of ISOs. For that i propose a new boot option "hdx" that means harddisk exploded. The "hd" option allows the instalation from harddisk but anaconda searches for the redhat ISOs in the hardisk. With the proposed option it would use the harddisk as a repository already exploded (/repodata, /Packages).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 13.21.195
Steps to Reproduce:
1. dd if=DVD.ISO of=/dev/USBdrive
2. boot USBdrive with the options: stage2=hd:/dev/sda:/ repo=hdx:/dev/sda:/
where sda is the USBdrive.
Attached is a proposed patch.
This request was not resolved in time for the current release.
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propose this request, if still desired, for consideration in
the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Please consider it to the next release.
Do we have a customer asking for this? If so, what do they want it for? In general, we are trying to keep the number of installation methods down. Each method means a higher maintainence and QA burden, and we already have an awful lot of methods and ways of finding installation media right now.
No, we don't have a customer asking for this. Let me explain, there is a opensource project called nuxis (http://nuxis.com). It's a virtualization solution (much like ovirt) that it's based on centos (in turn based on rhel).
We use this patch (that we are trying to make it upstream) so that the same ISO boots from CD as well as from USB disk (using isohybrid).
We think that this should also be a good feature to the rhel product.
Thank you for submitting this request for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. After carefully evaluating your request, we are unable to include it in RHEL 6, based on our focus for the remaining updates to RHEL 6.