Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 37094
Difficulty making boot floppy with "rawrite" on a Windows 2000 system
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:47 EDT
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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
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
e: (whatever your CD drive letter is)
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
Created attachment 16046 [details]
Windows 2000 dialog box for error
not our issue.