Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53004
Installation-Bootdisk hangs with
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
Whatever i coose at the boot-prompt "loading vmlinuz..." appears and then
the floppy makes a rattering noise for some seconds after that "Boot
failed: please change disks and press any key to continue" appers.
Similar to Bug# 51445
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Creating Bootdisk with "dd if=boot.img of=/dev/fd0"
2.Booting with this disk
Actual Results: Installation bootdisks of other Linux versions and other
OSs work fine. I have even changed the floppy drive but it didn't help.
Expected Results: Beginnig of installation process ...
My computer is a Digital Celebris GL 5166ST. Pentium 166 Processor.
Chipset unknown, "Intel" with Northbridge 82437FX and Southbridge 82371FB.
On-board SCSI-controller AIC7850, but this bug is different to those in the
I've seen this a few times with a bad floppydisk. Did you try another one ?
Yes, I tried several disks and even another disk drive. And bootdisks that
didn't work with that computer did with another one. So I suppose it's something
with the kernel on the bootdisk?
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