Bug 121077 - FC2 release notes -- installation bits
FC2 release notes -- installation bits
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fedora-release (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ed Bailey
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Blocks: fc-relnotes-blocker
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Reported: 2004-04-16 17:05 EDT by Jeremy Katz
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-18 10:21:38 EDT
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Description Jeremy Katz 2004-04-16 17:05:15 EDT
New things...

1) There is now an images/diskboot.img file in the tree.  This can be
written to a USB pen drive with dd and booted if your BIOS supports
booting off of USB devices.
2) SELinux is disabled by default.  Boot with 'selinux' to enable
3) CD ejecting bit can go if it's still there (I didn't see it) since
they should eject now
Comment 1 Ed Bailey 2004-04-16 22:27:40 EDT
Jeremy -- thanks for the info.

About #1 -- is this arch-specific in any way?
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2004-04-16 23:10:19 EDT
The image exists in both i386 and x86-64 directories, and I have
noticed my Opteron motherboard supports USB booting.  So hardware
support depends entirely on the motherboard BIOS support.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2004-04-17 11:58:32 EDT
It's for both i386 and x86_64, so not arch specific in the context of
Comment 4 Ed Bailey 2004-04-17 15:27:11 EDT
Here's what I have -- sound ok?

For systems capable of booting from a USB device, Fedora Core 1.91
Test 2 includes an image file designed for use with USB pen drives (or
other bootable media with a capacity larger than a diskette drive).
The file is diskboot.img, and is present in the images/ directory on
CD-ROM 1. Use the dd command to write the image.

The ability to use this image file with a USB pen drive depends on the
ability of your system's BIOS to boot from a USB device.

BTW, being the picky docs person I am, I checked the README in images/
to make sure it mentioned this file, but you beat me to it... :-)

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2004-04-17 23:15:50 EDT
Yep, sounds good.  Thanks Ed.
Comment 6 Ed Bailey 2004-04-18 10:21:38 EDT
Super -- thanks for the feedback!

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