Bug 58481 - RFE: Ability to pull driver disk from cd-rom or network
RFE: Ability to pull driver disk from cd-rom or network
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 81679
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Reported: 2002-01-17 15:55 EST by Antoine Adams
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:39 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-25 12:14:03 EDT
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Description Antoine Adams 2002-01-17 15:55:13 EST
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Description of problem:
It is not possible to add drivers from a cd-rom or network connection. This is 
a big problem especially installing colo placed servers which in 99% nowadays 
don't have a floppy disk. Also remote installs AMS->Nigeria (shell) makes it 
very hard. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Buy servelinux 1U mini
2. try installing it. (bus sees disks as ide i.s.o. scsi with ft driver

Actual Results:  After install, Device errors in the log

Expected Results:  harddrive should have been seen as sda1

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Call for more info on this topic:

+31 70 404 4444
mail: antoine.a.adams@is.shell.com / antoine@nebula.nl
Comment 1 Erik Troan 2002-02-15 11:14:32 EST
Are you asking for a feature similiary to the current driver disk option thta
loads from different media, or something else?
Comment 2 Antoine Adams 2002-02-15 13:23:55 EST
It's accually 2 things in one. 1 the fasttrack driver isn't working but alan is
busy with that so that goes away. 
Then is exactly as the driver disk but then be able to choose the media type,

via httpd, ftp or nfs (this one prob is difficult) bui the first two would save
a lot. Because you can make a driver CD by yourselve
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-08 20:44:00 EDT
Deferring to a future release
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-14 19:41:01 EST
Pulling drivers from a CD-ROM drive is now supported.  Network driver disks
aren't going to be supported in interactive installs at the current time.
Comment 5 Mike McLean 2003-01-21 15:18:35 EST
I am unable to pull a driver disk from cdrom.  I'm getting "Failed to mount
driver disk".  This is an ide DVD/CD-RW in a Thinkpad A31.
Comment 6 Mike McLean 2003-01-21 15:19:18 EST
That was with Phoebe public beta 2
Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-07 15:38:13 EST
Added mounting iso9660 fs's
Comment 8 Mike McLean 2003-06-25 12:14:03 EDT
closing.  loading drivers via cdrom is possible with Red Hat Linux 9.  

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