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Re: message to remove boot cd

Eduard Bloch <edi@gmx.de> writes:

> #include <hallo.h>
> ramsubs wrote on Mon Oct 01, 2001 um 01:27:44AM:
> > i know i must seem stupid to many of you. if only a message had been
> > displayed just before reboot *to remove any boot cds or boot
> *g*
> > floppies*, i wouldn't have undergone three installs. well you have to
> > pardon me, i come from a windoze world, and uncle bill thinks we are
> > stupid enough for him to include such a warning in a windoze
> > installation.
> Comments:
>  - we are not discriminating people
>  - your suggestion is worth enough to be implemented
>  - I am looking for a way to detect the Boot-CD in the drive (Jörg
>    Schilling's postings are somewhere in my archives). Should be easy to
>    implement: if(i386) and (boot-cd in any drive) -> WARNING.

Too clever by half, IMHO.  We can't know the intentions fo the user
and detecting a CD in the bay isn't all that useful.

I'm changing the warning prior to reboot to this:

  If you are ready to reboot the system, you'll need to make sure you
  are booting from the right media.

  If you are booting from the local disk, make sure there are no
  floppies in the floppy drives and no CD-ROM in the tray.  If you made
  a custom boot floppy and want to boot from that, you should put that
  floppy in the first floppy drive.  Finally, you can restart the
  installation system by booting from your install media.

  Please take care of all that before you answer "Yes" to the
  following question.

  Reboot the system?

Hope this helps.

...Adam Di Carlo..<adam@onshore-devel.com>...<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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