Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38876
Kernel image not copied to /boot, unable to make boot disk.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:00 EDT
When installing on a dell 166 to a 2011MB Hard drive. The hard drive has
been freshly f-disked and formated as a single, active, FAT32 partition
(I also tried it by starting with a single linux partition and by
starting with a 50MB /boot, 1600MB / and 256MB swap---both with same
Anyhow, the installer works fine until you get to partitioning, then it
doesn't offer the option of automatic, so I chose disk druid and
repartition to the above (50MB /boot, 1600MB root, and 256MB swap) this
seems to work fine (I also tried partioning as 50MB /boot and 1750 root
at this point, same result)
anyhow, you go through the rest of the install without incident until the
very end when it warns that a problem occured with lilo (vmlinuz-2.xxx.x
not found ) and you should make a boot disk, only problem is it refuses
to make a boot disk.
booting the rescue disk I go into /mnt/sysimage/boot and sure enough, no
kernal image is there.
Sorry I don't have the specific text of the error messages but I'm too
tired to run this whole thing again...I'm going to try my wolverine disks
on the same machine with the same setup and see what happens
Did you find out if the same thing happens with Wolverine?
Here is an email from ken with an update:
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 13:42:15
From: kenneth payne <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [Bug 38876] Changed - Kernel image not copied to /boot, unable to
make boot disk.
+------- Additional comments from firstname.lastname@example.org 2001-05-20 22:13:28 -------
+Did you find out if the same thing happens with Wolverine?
Wolverine installed fine, but trying to run an upgrade from wolverine with the
7.1 images results in the same problem.
Do you have more information about what the error message said?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.