bin/35925: [sysinstall] & bin/61152: [sysinstall]... USB...
Chris Kuhn (ckuhn)
ckuhn at cisco.com
Mon Mar 23 12:34:48 PDT 2009
two bugs, closely related.
bin/35925: [sysinstall] fixit floppy cannot be mounted on USB drive
bin/61152: [sysinstall] installer refuses to mount USB-floppy or
I have a PC, happens to be an ALIX geode 3d3 (with VGA). It wouldn't
boot from USB CDROM that I have so I created a bootable USB flash drive
from the install ISO. However, there is no way to mount it, or point
sysinstall to this device to find the installation files.
- fixit: Emergency shell: No mount command (this alone could solve the
- sysintall: option for CD, Floppy, & Filesystem. Maybe another option
for "mount other"
both of the above bugs essentially have the same issue. No way in
sysinstall to mount & point to a USB drive such as da0. (whether it be
floppy, CDROM, or flash)
Also tried the livefs iso from flash drive. Same issue. Can't mount the
drive, it only expects legacy CD/floppy.
Isn't it time to modernize sysinstall just this little bit?
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