Bug 157318 - Can't install in SCSI system which doesn't boot off CDROM
Can't install in SCSI system which doesn't boot off CDROM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-05-10 12:15 EDT by Nigel Horne
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-16 14:45:39 EDT
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Description Nigel Horne 2005-05-10 12:15:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
The images directory is missing drvblock.img forcing one to use FC1 which is no longer supported.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Take a SCSI only machine
2. Attempt to install FC3 on it

Actual Results:  Failed to install

Expected Results:  Should have been able to download and use drvblock.img

Additional info:

All worked fine with FC1, but FC2 and FC3 don't support this configuration.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-10 15:32:16 EDT
The 2.6 kernel has grown to the point that boot floppies are no longer a
reasonable option.  Thus, the options for booting are
* CD
* USB keyfob
* Network
* Using the kernel + initrd and booting them from either another linux install
or dos (using loadlin)
Comment 2 Nigel Horne 2005-05-10 15:36:30 EDT
CD doesn't boot (see summary)
USB not available
BIOS doesn't support network boot
DOS is not on the system, but I don't understand the rest of option 4.

Is there a way of stripping out the bloatware just for initial boot?
Comment 3 Nigel Horne 2005-05-10 15:38:31 EDT
I forgot to add that I have installed FC1 which works a treat.

Can I now update to FC3, or will you start supporting FC1 again since that works
and FC3 doesn't? Or will FC4 be better?
Comment 4 Peter Jones 2005-05-16 14:45:39 EDT
Copy the kernel and initrd from the images/pxeboot/ directory on CD1 into /boot,
and add them to grub.conf .  Then select that when booting.

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