Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122187
Installation software does not create a bootable floppy
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
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
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):
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.
Cannot boot into linux.
In the installation, an option should be provided to make a boot
The 2.6 kernel no longer fits on a floppy disk. The installer does not
allow creation of such floppies therefore. There is a bug where it
spits out a warning about needing floppies, but the warning and
partition stuff appears to be the real problem.
*** Bug 122186 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 122185 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The warning is covered by another bug. The 2.6 kernel won't fit on a
floppy, so I can't really do anything to create one.
It would be nice to have the feature to boot from a CD or DVD. Most
computers can boot from CD now.
There is something i don't understand : i did do a floppy bootdisk of
the fedora core 2 (kernel 2.6.5-1.358) without any problem !
The command i used for is : mkbootdisk, and the global syntaxe was :
mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 numberofthekernel.
So i don't understand where the problem lies.
Have a nice day, bye :)