Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116459
"Unable to make boot floppy" error during installation
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:37 EST
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Description of problem:
This issue happened with Fedora Core 2 Test 1.
In the "Boot Disquette Creation" screen, I got the below
error message box...
Title: "Unable to make boot floppy"
"The size of the kernel modules needed for your
machine make it impossible to create a boot disk
that will fit in a floppy diskette."
See http://michaelo.free.fr/issues/fev21_2004/dsc06535.jpg for a
I understand that floppy disks are getting too small for
today's needs, and that there may not be anything to do
about this. However, it's the first time this happens
with my machine.
I report this as it may still be considered as an issue,
all the more if a significant number of people report it too.
Here size details:
Fedora Core 2 test 1:
Fedora Core 1:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run the FC2 test 1 installer
2. Chose not to install the bootloader on hard disk
3. After installing packages, anaconda gets you to the
"Boot Disquette Creation" screen.
This has since been fixed in that that screen no longer exists.