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Bug 115537 - Floppy install images wanted
Floppy install images wanted
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda-images (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-02-13 07:17 EST by Niels Kristian Jensen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-13 13:22:16 EST
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Description Niels Kristian Jensen 2004-02-13 07:17:54 EST
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Description of problem:
I miss the the floppy install images (RH 9 called them bootdisk.img 
and netdrv.img).

Those were sufficient to do a network install of e.g. firewalls on 
small boxes.

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.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look for bootdisk.img
2. Weep :-)

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Comment 1 Niels Kristian Jensen 2004-02-13 10:11:51 EST
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.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-02-13 13:22:16 EST
Yep, unfortunately the size of the 2.6 kernel makes it so that
floppies aren't really practical anymore :(  READMEs, etc still to be
Comment 3 chip piller 2004-02-13 21:47:18 EST
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.
Comment 4 chip piller 2004-02-13 21:53:42 EST
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.  

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