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Bug 141346 - qmkbootdisk fails without adequate error reporting
qmkbootdisk fails without adequate error reporting
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qmkbootdisk (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity low
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Reported: 2004-11-30 11:21 EST by Phil Schaffner
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-09 11:01:31 EST
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Description Phil Schaffner 2004-11-30 11:21:59 EST
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Description of problem:
Tried FC2 qmkbootdisk-1.0.1-12.  Fails to make a working boot disk (as
might be expected due to size of kernel) but does not generate obvious
warning of failure.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run qmkbootdisk as root from konsole.
2. Run qmkbootdisk from KDE menu as a user.

Actual Results:  Runs with output to the terminal when run from the
command line as root, but writes the disk anyway:

# qmkbootdisk
cp: writing `/tmp/mkbootdisk.m20429/initrd.img': No space left on device
cat: write error: No space left on device
cat: write error: No space left on device
20+0 records in
20+0 records out

When run from the KDE menu, allows user to select output device and
kernel version, immediately goes to 100% and terminates, without
prompting for root password, with no error.

Expected Results:  Should warn the user that the kernel is too big for
the output device in a GUI window, and should request root password if
required.  [An option to generate an ISO image would be useful, as
mkbootdisk can do that, but that's an RFE.]

Additional info:
If not fixed, this component should be removed.  The naive user could
believe [s]he has generated a boot disk when none was produced.
Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 11:04:50 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Comment 2 Phil Schaffner 2005-11-09 11:01:31 EST
As qmkbootdisk seems to have disappeared from Fedora, NOTABUG seems to be the
appropriate status.

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