Bug 112140 - 2 boot disks
2 boot disks
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-12-15 06:13 EST by Frediano Ziglio
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-16 20:07:09 EST
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Description Frediano Ziglio 2003-12-15 06:13:44 EST
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Description of problem:
My system has a Adaptec AHA2940UW. I select to create boot disks
however during disk creating it fails cause kernel+initrd+boot loader
do not fit in a single 1.44 disk. It would be fine if installer can
create a 2 disks to boot system (1 for boot loader+kernel and 1 for
initrd). I don't know it this is possible using current sysimage but
it's technically possible. I didn't install boot loader on MBR so I
had to configure previous installed grub to boot linux. In a dual
windows/linux system this can be a big problem for new users...

Note also that my system to not have SCSI disks, only cd reader/cd
recorded so SCSI drivers are not needed in my system.

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install RH on a computer with a Adaptec AHA2940 (or with SCSI disk)
2. select to create boot disks

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-12-16 20:07:09 EST
This requires syslinux support to be able to happen.  The problem
becomes more common in 2.6 where the kernel is even closer to filling
the floppy.

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