Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2697
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
autoboot.bat doesn't work. It has been broken by the split
from a single boot version into two versions (local and
network). It runs a command (one line):
(That was from memory, so it might be wrong. :-) The trees
directory contains "initrd-l.img" and "initrd-n.img" for
local and network versions.
As a workaround, type the command by hand, using the right
filename, instead of using autoboot.bat to type the command
*** Bug 2584 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 19:28:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: Bradley Glonka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Autoboot.bat -> bad initrd
RE: Red Hat 6.0
The autoboot.bat file points to a missing initrd image.
------- Additional Comments From email@example.com 05/06/99 13:08 -------
This has been verified to be true on a test lab machine.
*** Bug 2726 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
autoboot.bat on the RH 6.0 cd i bought today @ compusa does
not work. i fixed the 'problem' by editing it to :
(using 4dos, on a windoze98 box)
this allowed me to run the install just fine from the cdrom.
*** Bug 2814 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This may seem nit-picky, but on one of my sytems that I
routinely test stuff on (instead of using a production
machine) will not load the boot disk (not RedHat's fault).
So instead, I install a DOS disk with CDROM support and use
That being said, I picked up RH6.0 from Fry's the other day
(at a VERY high price -- I'm shocked!!!) and attempted to
install it tonight. My first try at "autoboot" failed
because it could not find the specified image. I listed
the batch file to see what was being done. I checked the
directory specified for the file indicated and it wasn't
there. There were two other files with similar names so I
selected one and manually entered the command line. The
installation started in a flash.
Someone forgot to update the DOSUTILS directory on the
Okay now that I have pointed out that flaw, do I get a new
copy of the CD when/if it's fixed? :)
fixed in Raw Hide...