Bug 8889 - mkbootdisk should run OK without parameters
Summary: mkbootdisk should run OK without parameters
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkbootdisk
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 2000-01-26 09:14 UTC by Johan Walles
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-26 09:14:39 UTC

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Description Johan Walles 2000-01-26 09:14:39 UTC
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.

  cheers //Johan

Comment 1 Erik Troan 2002-06-03 18:39:49 UTC
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.

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