Bug 82228

Summary: Install crashes when making boot floppy leaving install incomplete/inoperable
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Donald E Haselwood <dhaselwood>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Michael Fulbright <msf>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Version: 8.0CC: michael
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Save to floppy, after selecting write boot floppy none

Description Donald E Haselwood 2003-01-20 04:43:17 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.8 [en] (Win98; U)

Description of problem:
When making a boot floppy intaller crashes.  If making a boot floppy is skipped then installer says no changes made to kernel and 
exits (even though a reformatted HD install).  Install appears to go correctly up to this step.

The same problem occurs if making an upgrade from RH6.2 (to RH8.0).

System is a 486-DX66 with 24MB ram (8GB HD).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Run the install and select the option to make a boot disk.

Actual Results:  Bugzilla message.

Expected Results:  A boot floppy should have been written.

Additional info:

Appears it has do with installing the kernel image.  Booting the installer with 'linux rescue' and doing the 'chroot /mnt/sysimage' 
results in a fail upon reboot with kernel panic and msg "...try init=options".

Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-21 13:53:11 UTC
The Anaconda traceback information that was generated would be helpful in
assisting with this bug.  However, I can already tell you that your system has
insufficient memory for Red Hat Linux 8.0 (please see Bug 76123).

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-21 17:54:05 UTC
A Pentium CPU is the minimum requirement for 8.0.

Comment 3 Donald E Haselwood 2003-01-21 19:48:14 UTC
Created attachment 89481 [details]
Save to floppy, after selecting write boot floppy