Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#597 closed task (fixed)

Floppy Boot Helper

Reported by: CarolineM Owned by: sdz
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Sugar on a Stick (SoaS) Version: Unspecified
Severity: Major Keywords:
Cc: Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: New


the Sugar on a Stick page gives a link to a product that might enable us to start a boot from a Floppy.

You can also use the "PLoP Boot Manager" to create a boot floppy for machines without the ability to boot from CD or USB, see:


This would be very useful. The problem with CDs is that you have to have the computer on to get the CD Drawer open, then reboot it, making it annoying. A Floppy would be much easier for the school to use.

This ticket is a request to create a Floppy Boot Helper image that works with SoaS Fedora

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by FGrose

  • Bug Status changed from Unconfirmed to New
  • Distribution/OS changed from Unspecified to SoaS
  • Type changed from defect to task

comment:2 follow-up: Changed 15 years ago by CarolineM

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 15 years ago by bogstad

I strongly suspect that

would be a good way to provide this functionality. I haven't used
it, but it claims to do exactly what is desired in a pretty generic
way. If it works as advertised, it should be possible to use
an unmodified SoaS, by just pointing the config files for kexec-loader at the vmlinuz0 and initrd0.img files on the USB stick.

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by bogstad

Just wanted to update this bug. I've been working on using kexec-loader as I previously suggested. A proof of concept solution now exists and I'm working with CarolineM to get it tested at GPA.

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by sdz

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

For reference:

Please make sure to document the ways of using it in the wiki. I'm closing this for now as part of a recent bug triaging session. Make sure to re-open it in case this is still unfinished.


comment:6 Changed 14 years ago by sascha_silbe

  • Distribution/OS changed from SoaS to Unspecified

Bulk change distribution=SoaS -> component=SoaS

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