Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 157318
Can't install in SCSI system which doesn't boot off CDROM
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:05 EST
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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):
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
All worked fine with FC1, but FC2 and FC3 don't support this configuration.
The 2.6 kernel has grown to the point that boot floppies are no longer a
reasonable option. Thus, the options for booting are
* USB keyfob
* Using the kernel + initrd and booting them from either another linux install
or dos (using loadlin)
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?
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?
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.