Bug 18072 - boot.img does not fit on a floppy
boot.img does not fit on a floppy
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-10-02 07:16 EDT by Graham Leggett
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:28 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-03 16:38:07 EDT
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Description Graham Leggett 2000-10-02 07:16:31 EDT
The boot.img file provided on the Redhat v7.0 Linux CD is too big to fit on
a disk:

[root@watchman images]# dd if=boot.img of=/dev/fd0
dd: /dev/fd0: No space left on device
1441+0 records in
1440+0 records out

The dd command line syntax is assumed - the README on the CD does not
explain how to create a boot disk from the image files.

The system creating the bootdisk is dd from a standard Redhat v6.2
installation.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-02 18:02:51 EDT
Brock please verify.
Comment 2 Graham Leggett 2000-10-03 03:45:22 EDT
Woa - the Problem Lay Between Chair And Keyboard(TM).

This is the bug you get when you try and put a Linux image on a double density
disk! I didn't think any still existed...

The problem about the correct dd syntax stands though - it is missing from the
README file, so it's never clear what block size to use (if at all).

(Returns and sits in corner with dunce cap on)
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-03 16:38:54 EDT
No problem :)

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