Bug 83121 - wrong help about boot parameters
wrong help about boot parameters
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-01-30 09:54 EST by David Balažic
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-20 22:54:32 EST
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Description David Balažic 2003-01-30 09:54:40 EST
Description of problem:

The text on page "F4-Kernel" of the phoebe cd1 boot menu says :

"... if a different installation mode is desired, enter it after the option(s)."

But I tested and both forms "linux text ide=nodma" and "linux ide=nodma text" 
work without problems. So the text is misleading.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
phoebe 8.0.93

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot the cd1
2. press F4 , see the text
3. boot with "linux text ide=nodma" or "linux ide=nodma text"
Actual results:
Both variations boot in text mode, with dma disabled 

Expected results:
The first boot command should fail, according to the text.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-20 22:54:32 EST
The suggested format works.  The fact that other things work is icing on the cake.

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