Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127650
Boot diskette will not help if hard disk is damaged
Last modified: 2014-08-04 18:14:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
'Normally, your computer boots from a hard disk, but if the hard disk
is damaged, you can boot the computer from a bootable diskette.'.
But if hard drive is really damaged diskette will not help to boot OS.
I suppose that author means 'boot loader is damaged' or something like
it, i.e. not hardware malfunction.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open RHEL 3 Installation Guide
2. Look at note #1 after paragraph 188.8.131.52
Thanks for the feedback. I've changed the text slightly so that it is
more clear that we mean data (like a boot loader) and not necessarily
the hard drive itself.
New text will read as:
Normally, your computer boots from a hard drive, but if the hard drive
is damaged (for example, the boot loader information which is read
from your hard drive is damaged or corrupted), you can boot the
computer from a bootable diskette.
This change will be reflected in the next version of the installation
to be released.
Thanks again for the feedback.