"Boot from first hard disk" does not work

Bug #313464 reported by Max Bowsher on 2009-01-03
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
usb-creator (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: usb-creator

On a usb-created stick, the "Boot from first hard disk" syslinux option does not work - it boots the USB stick again instead.

I assume that the usb boot emulation must involve pretending to be the first hard disk.

usb-creator should either do something to make this boot option function as advertised, or simply remove it from the boot menu.

Confirmed for Intepid

Changed in usb-creator:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in usb-creator:
importance: Undecided → Low
Ryan Waldroop (ryan.waldroop) wrote :

What if instead of searching for a particular drive to boot from, it simply issued a halt or reboot command? Then you could choose in the BIOS / Boot Options which disk to boot from in case your bootloader isn't on the first hard drive.

Max Bowsher (maxb) wrote :

@Ryan

The whole point of that boot option, as I see it, is to quickly continue booting without taking the time to do another trip through the BIOS. Anyway, the existence and UI behaviour of that option is defined by the CD images, not usb-creator does.

All usb-creator should be doing is making it still work as advertised, or removing it from the menu if that is not practical.

Max Bowsher (maxb) wrote :

[Oops, submitted previous comment too quickly and left some broken grammar after editing.]

@Ryan

The whole point of that boot option, as I see it, is to quickly continue booting without taking the time to do another trip through the BIOS. Anyway, the existence and UI behaviour of that option is defined by the CD images, not usb-creator.

All usb-creator should be doing is making it still work as advertised, or removing it from the menu if that is not practical.

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