Bug 53818 - RFE: create disk image instead of writing to device
RFE: create disk image instead of writing to device
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkbootdisk (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-09-19 11:52 EDT by James Manning
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-17 12:47:59 EDT
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Description James Manning 2001-09-19 11:52:52 EDT
mkbootdisk writes out to an actual device (like /dev/fd0), but I'd like the ability 
to simply write out an image instead.  During my 7.2 installs, I needed a 7.2 
boot floppy (ext3 support) at home and didn't have one around, but I could 
login to a remote machine (machine at work) that had 7.2 installed.  
Unfortunately, without any way to create the floppy image remotely, I couldn't 
create the boot floppy

jmm@jmm:/home/jmm> sudo mkbootdisk --device /tmp/foo.img 2.4.7-10
Password:
Insert a disk in /tmp/foo.img. Any information on the disk will be lost.
Press <Enter> to continue or ^C to abort:
/tmp/foo.img: No such file or directory
Failed to format /tmp/foo.img
Comment 1 James Manning 2002-05-17 12:47:52 EDT
just updating bugzilla entry that this is still a 7.3 "issue" or whatever

jmm@jmm /home/jmm> sudo mkbootdisk --device /tmp/boot.img $(uname -r)
Insert a disk in /tmp/boot.img. Any information on the disk will be lost.
Press <Enter> to continue or ^C to abort:
/tmp/boot.img: No such file or directory
Failed to format /tmp/boot.img
Comment 2 Erik Troan 2002-06-03 15:10:23 EDT
done in 1.4.4

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