Bug 24084 - RFE: Allow booting from CDROM read KS file from NFS
Summary: RFE: Allow booting from CDROM read KS file from NFS
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-01-16 02:19 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:30 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-09-17 19:14:06 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-01-16 02:19:01 UTC
Kickstart NFS:

linux ks=nfs:server:/path/to/ks.cfg

does not work when booting from the CDROM.  I had to use the floppy image
"bootnet.img" to get this mode to work.  Is this intentional?  Why is
this?  Surely there is enough room on the CD-ROM to include a "super
kernel" that has bootnet.img's features in it, no?

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-01-17 20:15:12 UTC
We currently do not support this mechanism. I will mark this as a future feature

The problem is the CDROM boots from a image which is the same as the boot.img
image in the images/ directory. It does not have network devices so its can't
load the ks file at loader time.

Comment 2 Brock Organ 2001-01-17 20:17:37 UTC
and additionally, brian, since we use the boot.img for booting from both cdrom
and floppy disk, the boot.img cannot exceed the size of a floppy, so we are
unable to expand the boot.img to take advantage of the space on the cd currently
... thanks for your report!

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