Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 19332
LS-120 as sole floppy
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:24 EDT
A machine that uses an LS-120 SuperFloppy as its only floppy drive encounters a problem writing a boot disk as anaconda is hardcoded to use
/dev/fd0 in that part of the script. Since the LS-120 is an ATA drive it is mounted via the /dev/hdX devices. For the unprepared this is
interpreted as a freeze when in actuality it is just a VERY long pause until the file system creation fails out and the user can select "Skip ..."
Obviously, this is not a good thing as without a boot floppy, an unsuccessful install/upgrade will leave a machine in a ... shall we say,
Please verify Brock.
If an LS-120 drive is detected and no floppy drive is detected, the user should
be prompted to insert a >1.44MB floppy< for bootdisk (NOT LS-120 disk), and LILO
is put on with the proper BIOS and CHS parameters (disk=/dev/hda\n bios=0x80\n
cylinders=...\n heads=...\n sectors=...).
BTW: I once put an old distro (6.1, I think) an an LS-120 disk by itself.
reassigning these to firstname.lastname@example.org for further review ...
I have verified that if your only floppy is a LS-120 you are not able to create
I can't make a boot floppy work in our ls120 at all. I've done:
I've tried w/ and w/o the geometry, w/ and w/o linear. In all cases, lilo stops
mkbootdisk 1.3 uses syslinux rather then lilo, and seems to work fine