Bug 69667 - Boot Loader options don't make sense
Boot Loader options don't make sense
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-kickstart (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
: 68147 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 67218
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Reported: 2002-07-24 07:12 EDT by Jay Turner
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:57 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-13 14:38:15 EDT
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Description Jay Turner 2002-07-24 07:12:58 EDT
Description of Problem:
In the Boot Loader options section, there are several things which don't make sense.
1) It's not intuitive that to get to the upgrade options, you have to deselect
the "Install boot loader" option
2) You can only select one of [grub, lilo, MBR, first sector]; should be
one of [grub,lilo] and one of [MBR, first sector]
3) Selecting LILO still leaves the option for "Encrypt GRUB password" available

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Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-08-01 21:29:24 EDT
1, 2, and 3 should all be fixed in redhat-config-kickstart-2.3.2-5.  Please verify.
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2002-08-05 11:44:25 EDT
Think that we missed something in the build system, as all three problems are
still present with redhat-config-kickstart-2.3.2-5.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2002-08-05 17:18:02 EDT
Dammit!  I think there's a bug in glade that keeps writing over the radio button
groupings.  I wish I'd never used Glade in the first place.
Comment 4 Jay Turner 2002-08-08 09:53:21 EDT
*** Bug 68147 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Brent Fox 2002-08-11 09:16:23 EDT
Ok, please try again with 2.3.2-9.  Sorry about that.
Comment 6 Jay Turner 2002-08-13 10:51:23 EDT
OK, we're getting there, but still not quite.  What I have now is that if I
enter something in the GRUB password field, then change to using lilo as the
bootloader, the GRUB password still gets written to the ks.cfg file as an option
for LILO.  So, we end up with something like this:

bootloader -useLilo -linear -location=mbr -password=tclmeRHS
Comment 7 Brent Fox 2002-08-13 14:38:09 EDT
Should be fixed in 2.3.2-11.  I mean it this time.  Seriously.  Quit laughing.
Comment 8 Jay Turner 2002-08-14 15:25:42 EDT
Fix confirmed with redhat-config-kickstart-2.3.2-14.

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