Bug 45705 - Failed to boot floppy for install
Failed to boot floppy for install
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-06-24 23:54 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-07 16:50:11 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-06-24 23:54:31 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.72 [en] (Win98; I)

Description of problem:
When trying to install RedHat 7.1, I rawrite'd the appropriate disk image 
to a disk, put it in a 486 computer and turned it on. The computer went 
through the ram check without problem, then looked at the floppy drive, 
appeared to acknoledge there was a disk, but then hung and didn't do 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rawrite a disk image to a disk
2. put the disk in the disk drive
3. turn on the computer

Actual Results:  The computer hung after the ram check.

Expected Results:  There should have been an installer screen that would 
come up, asking if I would like to go into the installation, expert mode, 
text mode, etc.

Additional info:

I tried multiple disks, and several different disk images, with no sucess. 
It is a 486 SX/33, with a 6x Mitsumi CD-ROM
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-06-25 10:17:17 EDT
Sounds like something is wrong with the floppy or the floppy drive.  Can you run
an md5sum check of the boot image that you used?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-06-27 23:32:54 EDT
Yes, the md5sum was the same one as listed in the documentation. On further 
examination, I managed to deduce that it was the disk drive creating the disk, 
not the one reading it as I had thought.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-07-06 00:37:19 EDT
So is the problem solved?
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2001-07-06 11:53:28 EDT
Sorry, yes it is.
Comment 5 Brent Fox 2001-07-07 16:50:08 EDT
Ok.  Good.  Thanks for your report.

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