Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 808514
missing bootloader dialog during text-mode kickstart
Last modified: 2012-04-02 09:09:47 EDT
Description of problem:
When the 'bootloader' command is ommitted in a kickstart file, anaconda asks for boot loader configuration details only in graphical mode. When 'text' is requested in the kickstart file, anaconda automatically proceeds with the defaults, without giving the user the chance to make changes (such as setting a bootloader password).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install via kickstart, using 'text' and without supplying a 'bootloader' command.
anaconda installs without a dialog, automatically picking the default boot loader options
Anaconda should provide a dialog, such as:
[x] Install boot loader on /dev/sda [Change device]
[ ] Use a boot loader password
(similar to what it does in graphical mode).
RFE: Additionally (or instead), add a --userootpw option to the 'bootloader' command, which would set the boot loader password to the same value as the root password, regardless of which way the latter was obtained (rootpw command or interactive dialog, graphical or text).
The text mode interface has been simplified for reasons which are explained at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NewTextUI, and we won't be adding these options back in (at least, not any time soon).
OK, thanks for the link, that makes sense.
How about the other question -- would it make sense to tell anaconda to optionally reuse the root password for the bootloader (a --userootpw option for the bootloader command) ?