Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 191028
Missing documentation on grub/lilo vmlinuz boot
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:42:37 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
Discusson about CD/DVD/USB/PXE boots.
Discussion of grub/lilo hard disk boots too.
I forgot to say that it is probably worth mentioning the "graphical" kernel
option on such boots too.
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.