Bug 122186 - Installation software does not create a bootable floppy
Summary: Installation software does not create a bootable floppy
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 122187
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-05-01 17:45 UTC by Chris Meyer
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 19:02:55 UTC

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Description Chris Meyer 2004-05-01 17:45:44 UTC
Description of problem:
The new installation software does not make a bootable floppy disk.  
Therefore, it is impossible to boot into linux.  A message appears on 
the screen that I cannot use the boot loader, and to boot from floppy.

The rescue software also did not allow a bootable floppy to be 
created using mkbootfloppy.  Possible there is another way to make a 
bootable floppy.

Also, it is impossible to change the configuration for the boot 
loader if no packages have been updated.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Install Red Hat Linux version 1.92 and do not install the boot loader.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Put Red Hat installation disk in drive and reboot.
2.  Follow menu for installation and do not install boot loader.
Actual results:
Cannot boot into linux.

Expected results:
In the installation, an option should be provided to make a boot 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Alan Cox 2004-05-02 21:49:29 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 122187 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 19:02:55 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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