CD/DVD ejecting after sysinstall
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Fri Aug 20 20:03:13 UTC 2010
This commit automatically ejects the CD when sysinstall exits which almost had dire consequences for me this week. As described in the forum post, I keep a LiveFS CD in all of my servers so that I can remotely diagnose and fix issues. I have done this for several years now, and it has saved my tail many times.
However, I got a surprise when I tried it today with the new 8.1 LiveFS CDs I had just burned. After attempting to fix a problem from the LiveFS and rebooting back to the HD, the problem still existed. No problem. I just tried to boot back to the CD only to find that it was gone. Luckily, this was on a box in-house, so I was quickly able to see what was wrong.
Now that I have the commit, I can roll my own patched sysinstall and CDs, but the question is: Should we be ejecting the media without any prompt? Obviously, for my use case, I liked the old behavior of just reminding the user to eject the media when rebooting. I understand that may not be optimal for some users. Can we present a dialog asking the user if they want the media to be ejected? That still leaves me at risk of selecting the wrong answer, I suppose. I would rather not have to roll my own LiveFS CDs every time, though.
Thoughts from anyone else? (Please copy me on responses.)
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