Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68824
RFE: include option to eject CD-ROM before final step of installation
Last modified: 2011-05-10 15:14:50 EDT
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Description of problem:
When the installation of Red Hat Linux is complete, the installation program
hints about removing the floppy disk and all other boot media.
But when the user completes the installation and removes the floppy disk,
the user cannot remove the CD because it is still mounted.
If the user wants to remove the CD-ROM he has to finish the installation
wait until the PC responds to the CD-ROM drive, quickly press the eject
button on the CD-ROM device and remove the Red Hat CD.
When the quickboot function of the PC is turned on the user has about 4
seconds to remove the CD from the CD-ROM drive. :-)
Would it be better to have a modification in that last procedure of the
installation as follows :
- Installer hints about removing floppies and CD's.
- Installer unmounts all removable devices and does a "eject"
on the device from which Red Hat is installed.
- *** System ejects CD-ROM ***
- User removes floppy and CD and puts CD safely in jewel case.
- Installer displays a message and asks for a keypress to reboot
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Red Hat Linux.
2. ... until you're at the final stage.
3. Installer tells about removing boot media.
While being in the installer I cannot remove the CD from the CD-ROM device,
because the drive is still mounted.
I then press the 'quit' button of the installer and quickly press the eject
button before the PC closes the CD tray again due to the BIOS initialisation
of some PC's.
Sometimes the CD gets scratched because of the quick eject and close mechanism
of the CD-ROM tray.
I expected that the installer unmounts and ejects the CD from the CD-ROM drive
so I can safely put it in the jewel case.
Deferring to a future release