Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8889
mkbootdisk should run OK without parameters
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
Because I yesterday had to -- over the phone -- help a thoroughly computer
impaired friend making a boot disk for her RH61 system I have this
enhancement suggestion for mkbootdisk:
If it is run without parameters it should assume reasonable defaults, ask
the user if the defaults are OK and then make the boot disk.
Reasonable defaults could be:
device = /dev/fd0
kernel version could be the latest version found in /lib/modules or maybe
somehow located by looking in /proc/version
Otherwise, the tool works nicely.
perhaps, but nobody else has ever asked for this so...
fwiw, mkbootdisk `uname -r` does what you want. You could (easily) argue that
this would be a much more sane default, but right now it mimics mkinitrd and
that default doesn't make sense for mkintird, so I'm going to leave it.