Bug 111653 - Failed Floppy Boot Creation
Failed Floppy Boot Creation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkbootdisk (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
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Reported: 2003-12-07 18:46 EST by mike
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-26 07:52:52 EDT
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Description mike 2003-12-07 18:46:41 EST
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Description of problem:
During install when given chance to create a boot disk the system goes
about creating a boot disk but when you try to boot with that disk you
get BOOT FAILED. When the system has booted up and you try to create
mkbootdisk the computer again looks like it is creating the boot disk
but you get the same error message when you try to use that disk. I
had the same problem in RedHat 9 and never did get a Bootdisk created.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl and 2.4.22-1.2129.nptl

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install FedoraCore and select make boot disk

Actual Results:  Computer makes disk that won't boot system

Expected Results:  Boot disk should have booted program

Additional info:
Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2004-10-26 07:45:04 EDT
I guess u have used floppy disk as boot device so problem is,
that diskette capacity(1.44MB) is not enought for boot stuff
(kernel + initrd + ...), but mkbootdisk try copy all this stuff to
diskette. So it's not surprise that boot process fails with using this

I suggest:
- create new small kernel, and use mkbootdisk with this kernel
- use device with bigger capacity(ZIP, ...)
- place only bootloader to diskette

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