Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 101271
Installer offers to make boot diskette; machine has no floppy drive
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:23 EDT
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Description of problem:
(I have no mouth, but I must...nevermind.)
I didn't try to create a boot disk, because I didn't really want to botch my
install at that point, but if I get a chance to reinstall I will.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Severn beta 1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install on a machine with no floppy drive
Actual Results: It asked if I wanted to make a boot floppy.
Expected Results: It shouldn't have asked.
What is the model of hardware?
Dual Athlon, 1G RAM, Tyan S2466, TNT2 video.
Bag of parts Mk 1, really.
Do you want some lspci or other output?
I can't seem to reproduce here. Is it possible that your BIOS is configured to
think there is a floppy attached?
Also, what install method did you use?
Postinstall, what's the output of 'kudzu -p -b misc'? Also do you have any
removable drives (usb, firewire, etc.)?
[root@localhost root]# kudzu -p -b misc
No removable media other than the CD, though the motherboard does support USB
Last I checked, the BIOS doesn't have any mention of the floppy, but I'll try to
get a reboot in today to find out for certain.
Forgot to answer the other of Mike's questions: I used the HTTP install (newly
Some hardware appears to have a floppy controller with floppy even though it is
not present. I do not know that we can catch all these situations. We appear to
handle the case of a legacy free machine with only USB connections that does not
have a floppy drive attached correctly.