Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 371641
Anaconda confuses the USB boot stick with the install drive.
Last modified: 2008-08-06 16:50:35 EDT
Description of problem: Using usb stick with diskboot.img. In graphical mode I
have to tell it twice to ignore re-initializing usb stick. Then it asks "What
drive would you like to boot this installation from?" but the choice is greyed
out. In text mode it only gives me the option of putting the boot loader on
/dev/sdb (usb stick) or /dev/sda1. I need /dev/sda.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Every time on this dell D830 laptop.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot from diskboot.img on a usb stick.
2. Select test or graphical install
3. Install method=http
4. Select remove Linux Partitions.
Actual results: cannot proceed with install
Expected results: FC8 test3 installed and bootable from /dev/sda
Additional info: vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img text method=http://192.168.0.1/FC8
ip=192.168.0.2 netmask=255.255.255.0 noipv6
TEXT install: Choosing Remove ALL partitions (even though this laptop only has
linux partitions) gets installer to install but it then automatically installs
boot loader to the USB stick intead of the install drive and destroys the USB
GRAPHICAL install: Choosing Remove ALL partitions worked. Glad I'm not
Have you encountered the same problem in F9?