Bug 76889 - RFE: support additional driver disk via floppy during kickstart
RFE: support additional driver disk via floppy during kickstart
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
8.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-28 14:44 EST by jbowman
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-16 12:21:55 EST
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Description jbowman 2002-10-28 14:44:20 EST
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Phoenix/0.3

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.

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How reproducible:
Always

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.
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Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-16 12:21:55 EST
Just boot with 'linux dd ks=...' and this will work.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 12:38:25 EST
Time tracking values updated

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