Bug 45705 - Failed to boot floppy for install
Summary: Failed to boot floppy for install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-06-25 03:54 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-07 20:50:11 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2001-06-25 03:54:31 UTC
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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 14:17:17 UTC
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 2001-06-28 03:32:54 UTC
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 04:37:19 UTC
So is the problem solved?

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2001-07-06 15:53:28 UTC
Sorry, yes it is.

Comment 5 Brent Fox 2001-07-07 20:50:08 UTC
Ok.  Good.  Thanks for your report.

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