Bug 36438 - Expert mode isn't expert
Expert mode isn't expert
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-04-18 05:46 EDT by Orlando Richards
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-03 14:56:24 EDT
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Description Orlando Richards 2001-04-18 05:46:07 EDT
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When doing an installation of 7.1 in expert mode, no options are given that
are usually associated with expert mode - ie, hardware specification.
As such, one of my ethernet cards and my scsi controller both failed to be

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from an install floppy (with boot.img)
2.type "expert" and press return

Actual Results:  Installed in normal mode

Expected Results:  Installed in expert mode

This was done using the boot.img contained in the iso files.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-04-18 10:57:23 EDT
Are these ISA devices?
Comment 2 Orlando Richards 2001-04-18 12:09:24 EDT
Yes - they're ISA cards.
The network card is plug and play compatible, and was picked up on the first 
The SCSI card isn't though, and I still haven't got around to configuring it.

In the past, the "expert" setup option has allowed me to specify hardware 
settings for these devices.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-04-18 12:14:05 EDT
Try booting using 'linux isa' at the boot prompt.  This should let you specify
more information about isa devices.  Does this help?
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-05-03 14:56:20 EDT
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have more information.
Comment 5 Orlando Richards 2001-06-24 13:16:01 EDT
Yup - that sorted it.


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