|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||jmm|
|Component:||aboot||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.0||CC:||bradley, fprimus, xdesign|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||1999-08-19 21:06:00 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Cloudforms Team:||---||Target Upstream Version:|
Description jmm 1999-05-10 15:25:41 UTC
autoboot.bat doesn't work. It has been broken by the split from a single boot version into two versions (local and network). It runs a command (one line): loadlin autoboot\vmlinuz initrd=..\misc\src\trees\initrd.img (That was from memory, so it might be wrong. :-) The trees directory contains "initrd-l.img" and "initrd-n.img" for local and network versions. As a workaround, type the command by hand, using the right filename, instead of using autoboot.bat to type the command for you.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-05-10 15:32:59 UTC
*** Bug 2584 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 19:28:25 -0400 (EDT) From: Bradley Glonka <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Autoboot.bat -> bad initrd RE: Red Hat 6.0 The autoboot.bat file points to a missing initrd image. -- Brad ------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 05/06/99 13:08 ------- This has been verified to be true on a test lab machine.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-11 14:18:59 UTC
*** Bug 2726 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** autoboot.bat on the RH 6.0 cd i bought today @ compusa does not work. i fixed the 'problem' by editing it to : pushd e:\ e:\dosutils\loadlin e:\dosutils\autoboot\vmlinuz initrd=e:\dosutils\autoboot\initrd.img popd (using 4dos, on a windoze98 box) this allowed me to run the install just fine from the cdrom. thanks, furlan email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-14 14:30:59 UTC
*** Bug 2814 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** This may seem nit-picky, but on one of my sytems that I routinely test stuff on (instead of using a production machine) will not load the boot disk (not RedHat's fault). So instead, I install a DOS disk with CDROM support and use autoboot.bat. That being said, I picked up RH6.0 from Fry's the other day (at a VERY high price -- I'm shocked!!!) and attempted to install it tonight. My first try at "autoboot" failed because it could not find the specified image. I listed the batch file to see what was being done. I checked the directory specified for the file indicated and it wasn't there. There were two other files with similar names so I selected one and manually entered the command line. The installation started in a flash. Someone forgot to update the DOSUTILS directory on the CD. :) Okay now that I have pointed out that flaw, do I get a new copy of the CD when/if it's fixed? :)
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-19 21:06:59 UTC
fixed in Raw Hide...