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Bug 1056791 - No documentation for --image flag in boot-options.txt
Summary: No documentation for --image flag in boot-options.txt
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: mulhern
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
Blocks: 982164 994488
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-22 22:57 UTC by mulhern
Modified: 2014-06-18 01:53 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-19.31.56-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2014-06-13 12:19:00 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description mulhern 2014-01-22 22:57:59 UTC
Description of problem:

No documentation, either description of format or description of use, for anaconda --image flag.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. grep in docs/boot-options.txt for image and verify that none of the matches
has anything to do with this flag.
2. Similar for installation guide, but this time searched in pdf for --image and only got --image-only option.

Actual results:

No documentation.

Expected results:

Some documentation indicating purpose and accepted format.

Additional info:

Comment 2 mulhern 2014-01-28 15:57:28 UTC

Comment 3 mulhern 2014-01-28 21:20:08 UTC
But in the wrong place, since it is a command line option, not a boot option.

So, the plan is to augment the help strings in the option parser.

Comment 4 mulhern 2014-01-29 16:04:11 UTC
Posted again.

Comment 5 mulhern 2014-01-29 18:26:53 UTC
Needs a little more revision, specifically separate help text into a separate file as it will be so voluminous.

Comment 6 mulhern 2014-01-30 17:39:26 UTC
Posted again.

Comment 7 mulhern 2014-01-31 13:20:41 UTC
And reviewed favorably. Now I just need qa_ack.

Comment 9 Martin Banas 2014-02-18 08:10:40 UTC
[root@ibm-ps700-01 ~]# anaconda --help

  --image=IMAGE_SPEC    Specification of disk image file to be used as
                        installation destination. IMAGE_SPEC must have format
                        <path>[:<name>] where <path> specifies the path of an
                        image file and an optional <name> component is used to
                        identify the disk during installation. <path> must be
                        a local path but it may be relative or absolute. If
                        <name> is not specified, a name is synthesized from
                        the basename of <path>. <name> may not contain a colon
                        or a slash. This option may be used multiple times to
                        specify multiple disk images. It is an error to
                        specify the same <path> twice or to use duplicate
                        names. The --image and --dirinstall options are
                        mutually exclusive.

[root@ibm-ps700-01 ~]# rpm -q anaconda

Moving to VERIFIED

Comment 10 Ludek Smid 2014-06-13 12:19:00 UTC
This request was resolved in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0.

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