Bug 129149 - Anaconda reverses BIOS Boot device settings.
Anaconda reverses BIOS Boot device settings.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-08-04 10:34 EDT by David M Burgess
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-04 11:11:52 EDT
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Description David M Burgess 2004-08-04 10:34:52 EDT
Description of problem: Anaconda resets BIOS boot device settings.

How reproducible: Everytime.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set BIOS to boot from DVD then Harddrive
2. Perform normal installation
3. Go into BIOS when system reboots.

Actual results: PC comes up configured to boot from Harddrive then 

Expected results: Should have come up configured to boot from DVD 
then Harddrive.

Additional info:  This happens everytime, with Fedora Core 2 for i686 
(32 bit) and ia64 (64 bit), it also happens with Core 3 Test 1.

It happens with every version of the BIOS (I've tried them all).

The hardware is an ASUS K8V SE Deluxe MB with AMD 3000+, 1G RAM, 
Matrox G550 video, LiteOn DVD, Maxtor 36G EIDE HD.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-08-04 11:11:52 EDT
anaconda's not changing this... there's no programatic way to tell a
BIOS to make this change (unfortunately).  
Comment 2 David M Burgess 2004-08-04 11:20:55 EDT
Then perhaps you can explain why it's only Anaconda that does this.

It will not happen any other time - only when Anaconda runs, never 
before or after.

Winbloze installs just fine.

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