Bug 16927 - boot failed when starting up 6.2 installer with floppy disk
boot failed when starting up 6.2 installer with floppy disk
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-08-25 05:17 EDT by Chika Kato
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:28 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-29 12:36:18 EDT
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floppy installer boot (3.33 KB, text/plain)
2000-08-25 05:18 EDT, Chika Kato
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Description Chika Kato 2000-08-25 05:17:44 EDT
When I started up RedHat 6.2 installer with the floppy which was attached 
to the package, the installer stopped with the message as follows;

Boot failed:please change disks and press a key to continue

There are no other disks to proceed the installation.
In fact, if I use CD-ROM to boot the installer, it worked fine.

After the installation (with CD-ROM), I checked floppy device by mounting 
some floppy disks, and it worked fine.

I suspended that it might be a error of boot.img that I got, so I made 
another boot floppy by boot.img in the CD-ROM; it caused the same error as 

I downloaded boot.img from the following URL and made another floppy.
but it changed nothing.

My machine is
COMPAQ presario 3571

Please let me know what can cause this.
Comment 1 Chika Kato 2000-08-25 05:18:53 EDT
Created attachment 2958 [details]
floppy installer boot
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-29 12:36:16 EDT
This is most certainly a bad floppy drive, controller, or media. The boot image
the CDROM uses to boot is
practically identical to the floppy image.

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