Bug 19846 - Failed Boot Diskette in Linux 7.0 Professional Server
Summary: Failed Boot Diskette in Linux 7.0 Professional Server
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bootpc
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2000-10-26 06:32 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-16 13:30:03 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-26 06:32:31 UTC
The boot diskette delivered in the boxed version of Red Hat Linux 
professional would not boot the system.  I had purchased all new 
components to build the system, Intel d815eeaal mother board, PIII 800EB, 
Maxtor 45 GByte drive, floppy, adaptec scsi card, plextor external cd-
r/w.  I forunately had a win 98 system running and was able to create a 
boot floppy using the instructions below from the FAQ (nice job on the 
FAQ).  I would recommend putting this procedure up front in the 
installation manual.  It would have saved me considerable time.  
Incidently, I didn't boot DOS, I opened a dos window and ran rawrite from 
with in the dos window while the other windows apps continued to run.  I 
had no problem.  I was incredibly releived when the system did boot, and 
it interrogated the hardware properly installing the necessary drives.



4.12 Creating an installation boot disk 

How do I create an installation boot disk? 


To create the boot disk with the new images, you can either use the dd 
command under UNIX/Linux: 

                dd if=boot.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1440k

Or you can use the rawrite command in the /dosutils directory on the CD-
ROM. There is documentation on using rawrite in /dosutils/rawrite3.doc. 

To make floppies under DOS, Win95, or NT: 

Boot DOS and change to the CD-ROM directory. 

Enter the dosutils directory and run rawrite. 
                cd \dosutils

When prompted for a disk for the boot image enter: 

Then run rawrite again and when prompted enter: 

The .img files are boot images and can be found in your images directory 
on the Red Hat Linux CD #1.

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2001-07-20 15:45:47 UTC
Apologies for the unresponsiveness of the previous bootpc maintainer...

This is a question that needs to be addressed to RH support, not bugzilla.

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