Bug 116446 - mkbootdisk floppy results in kernel panic
mkbootdisk floppy results in kernel panic
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mkbootdisk (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
David Lawrence
: 109834 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-02-20 22:45 EST by M Jang
Modified: 2008-02-18 20:38 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: 3.9
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Last Closed: 2008-02-18 20:38:36 EST
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Description M Jang 2004-02-20 22:45:21 EST
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Description of problem:
Similar to 109834 - the mkbootdisk command creates a floppy which 
results in a kernel panic when booting from that floppy. 

That floppy works if the syslinux.cfg file is repaired; my original 
syslinux.cfg file is:

display boot.msg
timeout 100
label linux
     kernel vmlinuz
     append initrd=initrd.img ro
ro root=/dev/hda2

However, it works normally if the last two lines are combined into:

     append initrd=initrd.img ro root=/dev/hda2

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run mkbootdisk `uname -r`
2. reboot with floppy in the drive

Actual Results:  Kernel panic

Expected Results:  Booting into the current Enterprise Linux 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2004-10-12 10:29:00 EDT
*** Bug 109834 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 David Lawrence 2006-07-17 22:51:07 EDT
QA_READY has been deprecated in favor of ON_QA. Please use ON_QA in the future.
Moving to ON_QA.

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