Bug 76889 - RFE: support additional driver disk via floppy during kickstart
Summary: RFE: support additional driver disk via floppy during kickstart
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-28 19:44 UTC by jbowman
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:47 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2002-12-16 17:21:55 UTC

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Description jbowman 2002-10-28 19:44:20 UTC
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Description of problem:
Additional driver disks are supported, but only via a hard drive (i.e. the
'driverdisk' config option). For those of us kickstarting onto fresh hardware,
that's not a usable option. A config option for "Prompt for an additional driver
disk, load drivers presented, then continue unattended" would be ideal, as it
would allow a kickstart install to proceed with minimal oversight. Right now, in
order to kickstart a machine with, say, an ethernet controller not supported by
the standard bootnet.img, the entire kickstart procedure must be done manually.

Ideally, there should be a prompt for an additional drivers disk, which, when
presented, loads the new drivers disk and then continues onwards based on the
configuration information present in the ks.cfg.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to do an unattended kickstart on, say, a Dell PowerEdge 2650 using the
onboard ethernet controllers, which use the tg3 module.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-16 17:21:55 UTC
Just boot with 'linux dd ks=...' and this will work.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 17:38:25 UTC
Time tracking values updated

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