Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 37093
Red Hat 7.1 CD doesn't boot on Toshiba Satellite 2595CDT
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:47 EDT
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I have a Toshiba Satellite 2595CDT laptop. The Red Hat 7.0 CD1 boots and
installs just fine. The Red Hat 7.1 CD1 does not boot on its own, and
requires a boot floppy for me to install. Of course, the 7.1 box set
didn't contain a boot diskette like the 7.0 box set did :-).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Buy or find a Toshiba Satellite 2595CDT :-)
2. Boot the machine with the Red Hat 7.1 CD1 in the drive.
This is a known problem. The cd uses 2.88 MB boot images, and some bioses don't
support booting off these kinds of cds. So, for these machines, booting off a
boot floppy is necessary. I'm not sure that this is something we can fix.
Its the BIOS on the system, nothing we can do.
There _is_ something you can do! Make the second CD bootable with a 1.44MB boot
image. (If I remember correctly, suse does that.)
BTW I have asked Toshiba about a bios upgrade, but haven't even been able to
get through to anyone who understands the problem.
I've been told that Toshiba is presently working on this issue.