Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109454
Installer - verify image fits media before issuing "Create boot disk" dialog
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
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Description of problem:
After inserting a diskette into the drive it is really annoying to be
informed that the image will not fit. Why bother with the dialog if
the image will not fit?
How about working a little smarter?
1. Create an image of the boot disk on the hard drive
2. If image size is less than 1.44 MB display the "Create boot disk"
dialog, else display a message that no boot disk can be created
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Fedora Core 1 installation
2. When presented with "Create boot disk" dialog, select "YES"
3. Insert floppy disk into drive and press "OK"
Actual Results: Get "Cannot create boot disk" message.
Expected Results: Boot disk is created.
We check the size of the kernel + initrd and ensure that they're less
than the size of a floppy before prompting you to insert a disk. You
only hit this case if you're in the edge case that's "close"
Of course, moving forward, boot floppies are going to probably end up
going away completely due to the kernel growing such that it won't fit
on a floppy.