Bug 128350 - Use "Smart Boot Manager" to make boot floppy?
Summary: Use "Smart Boot Manager" to make boot floppy?
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: syslinux
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-07-22 00:42 UTC by Chris Adams
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
0 users

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Last Closed: 2004-07-27 03:40:41 UTC

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Description Chris Adams 2004-07-22 00:42:23 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-07-22 18:38:18 UTC
Assigning to the boot loader people for consideration.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-07-27 03:40:41 UTC
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.

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