Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 22829
"Boot failed" message when starting Linux installation
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:21 EDT
I can't start installation of RedHat Linux 6.1, because I need to create
Boot disks, but, after creating them (with RAWRITE) and rebooting the
computer, the message "Boot failed" appears and the installation doesn't start.
The problem is not related to a damaged disk, because the same disk works
on other computers.
Moreover, I don't have problems with RedHat Linux 5.0, because the disk
created with RAWRITE works correctly.
My computer is a 486 DX2 66MHz 16MB RAM.
*** Bug 22830 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Are you saying the floppy you created boots fine on other computers than the one
having this problem?
Yes, that's what I'm saying. Moreover, I downloaded from RedHat ftp server the
boot disk image of RedHat Linux 7, and also this other one doesn't work on that
computer, whereas it works on the other computers. I can't understand why on
that computer I have to use RedHat Linux 5.0.
With the 7.0 boot disk, how much gets printed to the screen before it fails?
The messages would be helpful in tracking down the problem.
The only message which appears (after the standard messages which appear every time I switch on my computer) is "Boot failed". No other messages
Do you see the screen which says 'Red Hat Linux 7.0' at the top?
Not at all. "Boot failed" is the only message which appears after the standard computer messages.
Its position is the same as the one of the "Non system disk or disk error" message, which appears when you put a non-formatted disk in your drive.
This would seem to be a BIOS/hw issue, since Linux has not even started running
yet. If you try a different floppy does it happen the same way?
Closing due to inactivity.