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Bug 47142 - RFE: "Create bookdisk" on floppy-less machines either not offered or user gets chance to say where
RFE: "Create bookdisk" on floppy-less machines either not offered or user get...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-03 10:58 EDT by Telsa Gwynne
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:48:02 EST
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Description Telsa Gwynne 2001-07-03 10:58:52 EDT
Text mode install on a laptop which can have either a floppy or a CD
installed at one time. Got to "Create bootdisk?" screen. As ever, it
asked me whether to create one, which is not a useful option.

One (or more!) of these possibilities for the future would be nice:

Write the thing to a file where (assuming reboot is successful) it can
be grabbed later and scp'd to machine which has floppy attached, or dumped
to floppy when the floppy is actually there.

On a network install, is there a way to send it somewhere else? :)

I'd quite like a rescue floppy, but I can't attach the floppy at the
same time as the CD drive, and I need the CD there to install :)

I realise this is not the most critical bug, but it would be a nice
feature to have one day. Failing that, if there's no floppy drive,
just don't bother offering the "do you want to create a floppy?"
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-07-05 12:31:28 EDT
For now you could hack the mkbootdisk script to write out a file.

We will consider this for future releases - in fact we could write out a ISO
image that would be bootable as well.
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2002-02-13 14:49:35 EST
What's the status of this?
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-03-26 12:45:01 EST
Deferring to future release.
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:48:02 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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