|Summary:||Option to create floppy boot disk during OS installation has been removed|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Nigel Binns <n.binns>|
|Component:||mkbootdisk||Assignee:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2004-05-20 18:11:10 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Nigel Binns 2004-05-20 17:10:38 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040510 Description of problem: The option to create floppy boot disk during Linux installation has been removed. This is a serious omission for those users who do not wish to install a boot loader (e.g. GRUB) on to a dual OS booting system (Fedora Core/Windows XP Pro formatted with NTFS). Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): mkbootdisk-1.5.1-1.1 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install Fedora Core 2 2. No option to create floppy boot disk after installation is finished. 3. Actual Results: No option to create floppy boot disk after installation is finished. Expected Results: There should be an option to create floppy boot disk after installation is finished. Additional info: The option to create a bootable floppy disk after completion of the installation process was present in Fedora Core 1 and Red Hat Linux v9.0, but NOT Fedora Core 2. This is a significant oversight. To resolve this issue, I had to figure out how to create a bootable floppy disk with mkbootdisk (after first determining that this was the required package). To create the disk, I had to boot to CD 1 and then enter 'linux rescue' at to boot prompt in order to gain access to a command line. A lot of extra work for someone who has only recently started using Linux.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-05-20 18:11:10 UTC
Boot floppies don't fit in the majority of cases anymore.