Bug 50583 - bad: no bootable floppy
Summary: bad: no bootable floppy
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkbootdisk   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-01 13:00 UTC by michel FROMENT
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-02 08:59:12 UTC
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Description michel FROMENT 2001-08-01 13:00:15 UTC
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Description of problem:

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.i log as root , type mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.4.3-12
2.messages from mkbootdisk: msdos not supported vfat not supported

3.message from mkbootdisk: mksdofs

Actual Results:  my floppy is in format dos (i am not sure) but lost+found 
doesn't exist, all files are are in runnable permissions.
and the floppy isn't bootable

Expected Results:  on floppy : the directorys
dev etc boot lost+found 

and an kernel's image vmlinux.2.4.3-12

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2001-08-01 13:52:30 UTC
Did you just upgrade the kernel version using rpm -Uvh?

Comment 2 michel FROMENT 2001-08-02 08:53:42 UTC
I upgrade the kernel with rpm -Fvh kernel*
 withe the rpm about kernel and headers not src.

Comment 3 michel FROMENT 2001-08-02 08:58:24 UTC
I confirm by changing the release from 7.1 to 7.0 of mkbootdisk, I have solved 
my problem with the floppy (by checking the trace i saw that mkbootdisk(7.0) 
calls mke2fs not mkdosfs), the bug comes from mkbootdisk

Comment 4 Erik Troan 2002-06-03 18:49:53 UTC
what happened is you upgraded your kernel and the kernel then couldn't find
the modules it needed (as they had been removed along with the old kernel!)

you should never install a kernel with -F or -U; always use -i, boot it, and
then remove the old one.

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