Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68294
RFE: Offer to write floppy rescue image to filesystem
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:58 EDT
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Description of problem:
A huge majority of the people on the planet who don't make rescue floppies
likely don't because they're too lazy to find a(nother) floppy while they're
doing an install. If the install offered to write a floppy image to the
system, the user could copy it onto a different machine for safe keeping.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Install Linux at 1am with the boot floppy being the only working floppy disk
you've been able to find sitting around your abode.
The "do you want to make a rescue disk" option should allow the user to pick
either/both/none of "Yes, onto a floppy." "Yes, write the image on my HD.".
In the future dream-like world, other options could include "Yes, FTP/SCP/NFS
it to another machine."
If the user does decide to write an image to their system, it should remind
them that the image is only useful if it's copied onto another system for safe
CD #1 is bootable and has a rescue mode.
And if you have "another system", you can create a boot disk there at any time.
It doesn't take much to run mkbootdisk and adjust the root= kernel boot
You can use the mkbootdisk command to create a rescue floppy, btw.
I'll make this an RFE.
This is no longer an issue with the boot disk screen removed from the