Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128350
Use "Smart Boot Manager" to make boot floppy?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
Have you considered including a "Smart Boot Manager" floppy for
systems with an ATAPI CD-ROM drive but the BIOS won't boot from it?
It is available from http://btmgr.sf.net/ (it requires a small patch
to build with the NASM included in FC2).
I've also been looking at using a FreeDOS boot floppy with CD drivers
(which would also allow adding SCSI drivers) with something to "chain
load" the CD.
Is there any interest in this for Fedora? I would guess this will
also become an issue for RHEL4 next.
Assigning to the boot loader people for consideration.
No, adding more boot managers is just going to make my brain explode.
The amount of hardware that doesn't boot from CD that will run current
Fedora Core releases is small enough to be a niche case.