Bug 53004 - Installation-Bootdisk hangs with
Summary: Installation-Bootdisk hangs with
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i586 Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-01 15:51 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:39:09 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2001-09-01 15:51:18 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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 ...

Additional info:

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
"7.1 gotchas".

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-09-03 10:45:39 UTC
I've seen this a few times with a bad floppydisk. Did you try another one ?

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-09-03 11:12:34 UTC
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?

Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:39:09 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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