Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50583
bad: no bootable floppy
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
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
Did you just upgrade the kernel version using rpm -Uvh?
I upgrade the kernel with rpm -Fvh kernel*
withe the rpm about kernel and headers not src.
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
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.