Bug#512398: debian-installer: Debian Install CD should have an skip CD-boot option as for example in SuSE
reassign 512398 debian-cd
On Tuesday 20 January 2009, xcomm wrote:
> It would be great to have an option to skip the CD boot integrated -
> `Boot from hard disk` As working for an ISP I often have to go down to
> the BIOS and change the boot order with an Debian GNU/Linux CD in drive
> in a Lights Out Environment.
I'm not sure if this is something that would need to be implemented in the
program that generates CD images (genisoimage) or in the bootloader
(isolinux). I would guess the first.
Reassigning to the debian-cd team as they may know and it's more
appropriate there anyway. Maybe it's already possible even?
I know Windows CDs will prompt to "press any key to boot from CD" during 5
seconds or so _if_ there is an alternative bootable device.
There is at least one disadvantage to changing this: it makes booting the
installer a bit more awkward for visually handicapped users.
> I'm unsure if a 60 sec timeout to boot from harddisk as in SuSE may be
> cool, but at least an option to do this would be a great comfort.
It would be great if you could find out how they have implemented that and
add that info to this bug report.