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Bug 53681 - installer can't load driver disk
installer can't load driver disk
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-14 17:54 EDT by Lawrence MacIntyre
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-14 17:54:09 EDT
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Description Lawrence MacIntyre 2001-09-14 17:54:05 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-SGI_XFS_1.0 i686)

Description of problem:
The driver disk is 1536000 bytes large now, where it used to be 1440000
like all of the other ones.  I used fdformat and mformat to make a 1722000
byte floppy and dd'd the driver.img to the disk, but it always says Error: 
Failed to mount driver disk.  I need the driver disk because I'm trying to
use a network boot, and when I select ftp as the source, it goes directly
to select driver, and it has no drivers there, and it says press f2 to load
driver disk.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. load the bootnet.img disk into a machine and boot it
2. select new installation
3. tell it ftp source
4. it wants a driver, but none are available, so it says press f2
5. give it the driver disk, press return


Actual Results:  Error:  Failed to mount driver disk

Expected Results:  It should have mounted the driver disk and allowed me to
select the tulip driver for an ftp installation.  Incidentally, in 7.1, it
just worked on the same machine (it's an old pentium 75-200 Micron

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2001-09-14 18:16:53 EDT
Fixed after rawhide was cut -- you'll probably have better luck with the beta
for the next release of Red Hat Linux available at

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