Bug 165591 - Anaconda traceback save to floppy functionality should support multiple copies
Summary: Anaconda traceback save to floppy functionality should support multiple copies
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Lumens
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-08-10 17:15 UTC by Russell Coker
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-12-02 19:07:52 UTC

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Description Russell Coker 2005-08-10 17:15:39 UTC
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Description of problem:
After saving the exception data to a floppy the user should be permitted to 
save it again to a second floppy. 
Floppy disks are very unreliable and it's not uncommon to have read errors.  
It's very annoying to have to go through the entire install procedure to 
repeat a crash because a floppy disk error prevented reading the data.  It 
would be much nicer if after the first floppy failed I could click on a button 
labeled "make another copy". 
Also it would be nice to support USB mass storage devices.  Floppy disks are 
becoming obsolete. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Cause anaconda to crash and save to floppy. 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2005-10-20 18:02:22 UTC
USB storage device support would be nice, I agree.  We have recently added
support  to use scp to send the traceback to a remote machine.  You might find
that useful.  It could still be more forgiving of mistakes, but I'll work on it.

Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2005-12-02 19:07:52 UTC
Saving to a remote host via scp is now working well.  In the future, we'll
investigate using a USB device for saving instead of/in addition to floppies.

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