Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 129149
Anaconda reverses BIOS Boot device settings.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
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
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.
anaconda's not changing this... there's no programatic way to tell a
BIOS to make this change (unfortunately).
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.