Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47142
RFE: "Create bookdisk" on floppy-less machines either not offered or user gets chance to say where
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:46:40 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?"
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.
What's the status of this?
Deferring to future release.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.