Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123803
Option to create floppy boot disk during OS installation has been removed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
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Description of problem:
The option to create floppy boot disk during Linux installation has
been removed. This is a serious omission for those users who do not
wish to install a boot loader (e.g. GRUB) on to a dual OS booting
system (Fedora Core/Windows XP Pro formatted with NTFS).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora Core 2
2. No option to create floppy boot disk after installation is finished.
Actual Results: No option to create floppy boot disk after
installation is finished.
Expected Results: There should be an option to create floppy boot
disk after installation is finished.
The option to create a bootable floppy disk after completion of the
installation process was present in Fedora Core 1 and Red Hat Linux
v9.0, but NOT Fedora Core 2. This is a significant oversight. To
resolve this issue, I had to figure out how to create a bootable
floppy disk with mkbootdisk (after first determining that this was the
required package). To create the disk, I had to boot to CD 1 and then
enter 'linux rescue' at to boot prompt in order to gain access to a
command line. A lot of extra work for someone who has only recently
started using Linux.
Boot floppies don't fit in the majority of cases anymore.