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Bug 191028 - Missing documentation on grub/lilo vmlinuz boot
Missing documentation on grub/lilo vmlinuz boot
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: install-guide (Show other bugs)
devel
All Linux
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Assigned To: Stuart Ellis
Paul W. Frields
http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/fedora-...
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Reported: 2006-05-08 05:12 EDT by Sitsofe Wheeler
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-08 15:53:56 EDT
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Description Sitsofe Wheeler 2006-05-08 05:12:27 EDT
Description of problem:
I think it would be useful if the install guide talked about non-removable media
boots for systems already running grub or lilo. When doing updates of machines
the copying of the install's vmlinuz and initrd into the target machine's /boot
and the editing of grub's menu.1st provide enough to support a network install.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Revision 1.28.1

How reproducible:
N/A

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Read
http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/fedora-install-guide-en/fc5/sn-before-begin.html ,
http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/fedora-install-guide-en/fc5/ch-beginninginstallation.html
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http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/fedora-install-guide-en/fc5/sn-installing-from-harddrive.html
  
Actual results:
Discusson about CD/DVD/USB/PXE boots.

Expected results:
Discussion of grub/lilo hard disk boots too.

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Comment 1 Sitsofe Wheeler 2006-05-08 05:14:25 EDT
I forgot to say that it is probably worth mentioning the "graphical" kernel
option on such boots too.
Comment 2 Stuart Ellis 2006-05-08 15:53:56 EDT
I would be a fairly cautious about this - the current text basically documents
the supported functions of Anaconda, i.e. features that developers would accept
bug reports on if they failed to work correctly.

What you seem to be describing is patching an existing install to bootstrap the
install process, which is pretty cool but not a formally supported feature.

I'd suggest two things: offering a short HOWTO to Fedora Unity, Fedora News, or
another site that carries informal Fedora information; and perhaps filing an RFE
about incorporating an "upgrade mode" into the standard Fedora boot options.

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