Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 234299
Missing the "Advanced Bootloader Configuration" options in text mode installation.
Last modified: 2007-11-16 20:14:55 EST
Description of problem:With 48 disk in a given system, when installing Rhel4
U4 in text mode, it is missing the "Advanced Bootloader Configuration" options
that are present in the graphical installer.
The problem being that, when specifying where to install the bootloader you
are only presented /dev/sda or /dev/sdy1 in text mode. If in the graphical
mode, you can change the order of the disks to match the BIOS, moving /dev/sdy
to the top of the list. After this has been done, you can install the
bootloader to /dev/sdy and after install is sucessful, you will be rebooted to
a working OS. We have not found a working method to succesfuly install
RHEL4U4 on a 48 disk t using text mode.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Hardware platform: x86-64
While installing RHEL4-U4, start with text mode installation. During
installation you must find a "Advanced Bootloader Configuration" as in
Graphical mode. This is missing in text mode installation.
When installing Rhel4 U4 in text mode, it is missing the "Advanced Bootloader
Configuration" options that are present in the graphical installer.
"Advanced Bootloader Configuration" option
Some of the things are available here, but due to constraints of the text mode
environment, all of the options that are available in graphical installs are not
and never will be available for text installs.
The use of a graphical installation is highly recommended (or vnc in the case of
a remote installation).