Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6212
New bug fix for boot images: All boot*.img are the same!!
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:39:01 EST
The new boot*.img files for utilizing the updates disk are
all the hard driver/CD boot.img. The bootnet and pcmcia
images are jsut copies of the hd/cd install image.
And "text updates", as specified in the Errata Advisory, just plain
doesn't do ANYTHING. These disks are completely broken.
"linux updates" doesn't seem to work either. I never get
asked for the updates disk. After a line mentioning "/sbin/loader"
appears, the cdrom whirs for a while and then nothing happens.
There's another fault mentioning /sbin/loader, but that
seems to predate the new install disks.
We are aware of a race condition when booting the boot.img image with
the cdrom in the drive. If this is happening to you (and therefore
the installer is hanging at the /sbin/loader line) then just boot
without the cdrom in the drive and then when prompted by the
installer, insert the cdrom.
Yes, we are also aware that all three boot images are actually the
same thing (copies of the boot.img file) We are currently posting new
updates on the FTP server and those changes should propagate pretty
quickly. If someone is seeing other issues, then please let me know
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will take a look.
------- Additional Comments From 10/25/99 19:17 -------
text updates doesn't display anything, but if I replace the boot disk
with the updates disk and press return, then the update disks loads.
The first time I tried this it didn't, but I though it was a problem
with my disk, and after I made a new one with dd, it worked. The CD
was in the drive.
Also, the 2nd errata mentions :044 in the main text of the message for
the updates disk, even though it should be :045. The checksums at the
bottom of the correct message have the correct filename.