Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#495 closed defect (obsolete)

F10 Boot helper is way scary

Reported by: CarolineM Owned by: sdz
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Sugar on a Stick (SoaS) Version: 0.84.x
Severity: Critical Keywords:
Cc: Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: Resolved

Description

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/10/Fedora/i386/os/images/boot.iso

Is currently on the wiki page. However it does not seem to actually be a boot helper. It seems to mostly want to install Fedora and I worried that it will wipe my harddrive.

The boot helper should be very simple and give the user no options.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by tomeu

Yeah, that boot.iso seems to be a wrong one, for network installs.

Caroline, do you have a copy of Marco's boot.iso? We seem to have lost it at some point.

comment:2 follow-up: Changed 12 years ago by garycmartin

He Tomeu, I've still got a copy, rescued by TimeMachine :-) The disk didn't work out for me (yet) as a box I have here is so old it's CD drive won't boot CDRW, need to go source a CDR as I think it was ok booting them (that's how I originally got a Debian server on the box).

The image is 8.2Mb, where do you want it to go?

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 ; follow-up: Changed 12 years ago by tomeu

Replying to garycmartin:

The image is 8.2Mb, where do you want it to go?

Could you upload to your user's public_html dir in shell.sugarlabs.org and then update the wiki (http://sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick#Booting_your_stick)?

Thanks!

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 3 Changed 12 years ago by garycmartin

Replying to tomeu:

Replying to garycmartin:

The image is 8.2Mb, where do you want it to go?

Could you upload to your user's public_html dir in shell.sugarlabs.org and then update the wiki (http://sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick#Booting_your_stick)?

Thanks!

Uploaded Marco's original boot.img and tweaked the wiki (somewhat).

Caroline can you try it and see if it's less scary?

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by wadeb

As an aside it would make some people feel more confident downloading, burning and booting random ISO files if they come from an official looking URL.

Would it be better to host this file at download.sl.org?

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by CarolineM

Ok I'm trying http://people.sugarlabs.org/garycmartin/boot.iso now. Seems to work ok. I'm having trouble with my current Stick saving data so I'm going to try the latest version and try again.

It says F9.9 is that right?

Will this boot helper work with SoaS-1 and SoaS-2?

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by FGrose

  • Bug Status changed from Unconfimed to Resolved
  • Distribution/OS changed from Unspecified to SoaS
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Version changed from Unspecified to 0.84.x

Merge this into ticket:265. Please look for boot help CD updates there.

If this seems to be inappropriate, don't hesitate to reopen this ticket with more information.

Thanks for testing!

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by sascha_silbe

  • Distribution/OS changed from SoaS to Unspecified

Bulk change distribution=SoaS -> component=SoaS

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