Bug 37094 - Difficulty making boot floppy with "rawrite" on a Windows 2000 system
Summary: Difficulty making boot floppy with "rawrite" on a Windows 2000 system
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-04-22 19:42 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-04-22 19:47:29 UTC

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Windows 2000 dialog box for error (24.71 KB, image/gif)
2001-04-22 19:47 UTC, Need Real Name
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Description Need Real Name 2001-04-22 19:42:55 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)

I was trying to make a boot floppy on a Toshiba Satellite 2595CDT laptop 
running Windows 2000. I went to "dosutils" on the Red Hat 7.1 CD1 and 
followed the instructions for making a boot floppy. Sometimes it gets an 

Drive A: Unable to lock for exclusive access ....

It gives me the choice of "Close", "Abort" or "Ignore". "Ignore" appears 
to create a valid boot floppy. I think this is a Windows 2000 problem and 
not a problem with "rawrite", but I wanted you folks to know about it 

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load the Red Hat 7.1 in the CD drive
2. Put a formatted floppy in the floppy drive
3. Open a command window
4. Type 
   e: (whatever your CD drive letter is)
   cd dosutils

   When it asks for the file, enter "..\images\boot.img"
   When it asks for the drive, enter "A:"
   Hit "Enter" when it asks for the floppy disk

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2001-04-22 19:47:25 UTC
Created attachment 16046 [details]
Windows 2000 dialog box for error

Comment 2 Preston Brown 2001-07-19 17:17:54 UTC
not our issue.

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