|Summary:||Install crashes when making boot floppy leaving install incomplete/inoperable|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Donald E Haselwood <dhaselwood>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Michael Fulbright <msf>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2003-01-21 17:54:05 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Donald E Haselwood 2003-01-20 04:43:17 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: 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). Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Run the install and select the option to make a boot disk. 2. 3. 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.