Bug 4563 - DOS-mode AutoBoot doesn't work
DOS-mode AutoBoot doesn't work
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
: 5457 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-08-17 04:26 EDT by Riley H Williams
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-17 10:33:54 EDT
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Description Riley H Williams 1999-08-17 04:26:51 EDT
On systems without CD-boot facilities, trying to install
by booting into DOS and running autoboot.bat doesn't work.
This is because the path for initrd.img is invalid.

By experiment, I discovered that the following alternative
contents for this file work as required:

 Q> loadlin autoboot/vmlinuz initrd=autoboot/initrd.img
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-17 10:33:59 EDT
this is fixed in the latest Raw Hide install image...
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-30 15:06:59 EDT
*** Bug 5457 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

There appears to be a problem with installing RH 6.0 from
CD-ROM on a system where DOS is present, as the instructions
to do D: then CD \DOSUTILS then AUTOBOOT fails at the final
step with reports of a missing file.

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