Bug 37093 - Red Hat 7.1 CD doesn't boot on Toshiba Satellite 2595CDT
Summary: Red Hat 7.1 CD doesn't boot on Toshiba Satellite 2595CDT
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-04-22 19:30 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-23 03:21:27 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2001-04-22 19:30:46 UTC
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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 :-).

Reproducible: Always
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.

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-04-23 03:21:23 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2001-04-23 16:14:04 UTC
Its the BIOS on the system, nothing we can do.

Comment 3 Rutger Noot 2001-05-16 11:48:14 UTC
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.

Comment 4 dale 2001-05-24 22:13:16 UTC
I've been told that Toshiba is presently working on this issue.

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