Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 115537
Floppy install images wanted
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
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Description of problem:
I miss the the floppy install images (RH 9 called them bootdisk.img
Those were sufficient to do a network install of e.g. firewalls on
The current version seems to rely only on CD-equipped boxes, where
you can use the boot.iso
Call me oldfashioned but I really liked that floppy-install.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look for bootdisk.img
2. Weep :-)
Oh, this seems to be an old issue.
I suggest that the README file near the boot.iso file is updated to
avoid this type of questions. Sorry guys.
Yep, unfortunately the size of the 2.6 kernel makes it so that
floppies aren't really practical anymore :( READMEs, etc still to be
Anaconda needs to be fixed. If the kernel size is too big to make a
boot floppy then the boot floppy code needs to be removed.
I just installed FC2-Test1 and Anaconda suggested that I make a boot
floppy while I was partitioning with disk druid. I chose not to
install a boot loader, I did not want this test release to touch the
MBR (after install I boot up into my old linux install, edit
grub.conf, then reboot into the new install).
Then Anaconda asked me if I wanted to make a boot floppy, I said yes,
installer said sorry it is not possible to make a boot floppy.
Whoops, sorry. My comment #3 was about Anaconda suggesting to create
a boot floppy during the install process, not about using a boot
floppy as a way to start the install process.