Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135069
Saving anaconda selections to fd0
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
It would be nice to be able to be able to save the selections such as
ip addresses, selected packages etc to /dev/fd0 before the install
starts. (There are a LOT of selections!)
That way it would be easy to duplicate the same install if something
goes wrong or similar configuration (package selections) would be
needed on a second machine.
Even a raw dump of the variable space in question to some disk sectors
would be ok - the disk doesn't need to work across different distros
and imho, needing a blank disk to do this is justified.
It would be AWESOME to be able to preload the anaconda selections from
a floppy and then use the [Next] button to go through the data and
change just what is needed. But even a 1:1 duplicate would save a lot
of trouble when repeating a failed install.
Unfortunately, it's too hard to save state in a really useful fashion
and floppies are also fairly obsolete at this point. At this point,
not really going to do this.