Bug 15533 - lilo (or mkbootdisk) fails with ls-120
lilo (or mkbootdisk) fails with ls-120
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2000-08-05 22:53 EDT by jaffe
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-03 16:36:14 EDT
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Description jaffe 2000-08-05 22:53:22 EDT
I've got an LS-120 on my gateway 5150 laptop.

It lives at /dev/hdc and I have the following in /etc/fstab
/dev/hdc    /mnt/ls120  auto user,exec,dev,suid,rw,noauto 1 1

I can mount either 1.44M or 120M disks, no problem.

However, I cannot make a boot disk.  If I do 
	mkbootdisk --device /dev/hdc 2.2.16
it runs, but fails at the end. I have traced the problem to lilo, which
gives the following error

mknod /tmp/dev.0: No such file or directory

if I put in lots of of "-v" in the lilo run, this error happens after
the following output

[lots of "Caching device /dev/*** (0x****)]
Caching device /dev/loop7 (0x0707)
Reading boot sector from /dev/hdc
Invalidating cache entry for /dev/hda (0x0300)
mknod /tmp/dev.0: No such file or directory

Any ideas?
Comment 1 David Wilson 2001-03-04 20:52:57 EST
This bug still exists with RedHat 7.1beta "Wolverine". My Abit BP6 has an LS-120
at /dev/hda (and no regular floppy drives - the controller is even turned off in
the BIOS) and during the installation when it tried to create a boot disk it
went into an infinite loop accessing the drive. I had to re-run the installation
and skip making a boot disk to complete the installation.
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 2001-03-05 13:23:01 EST
LS-120 boot floppies, they aren't just for IA-64 anymore...
Comment 3 David Wilson 2001-03-05 18:26:52 EST
P.S. I was using a 1.44MB diskette in the LS-120 drive rather than a 120MB one.
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-04-03 16:36:10 EDT
I've verified that creating a bootdisk with LS-120 works with our internal
builds as of April 3.  I have a test machine here with an internal LS120 drive
and no floppy.  You have to disable the floppy controller in the bios, though,
or the kernel will think there's a floppy drive on /dev/fd0.

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