Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 45705
Failed to boot floppy for install
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:49 EDT
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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
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.
I tried multiple disks, and several different disk images, with no sucess.
It is a 486 SX/33, with a 6x Mitsumi CD-ROM
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?
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.
So is the problem solved?
Sorry, yes it is.
Ok. Good. Thanks for your report.