Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64597
Anaconda will not create working bootdisk with LS-120
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
During the installation of 7.3, the create bootdisk option will not function if
the only floppy drive in the system is an LS-120 (superdisk). The drive grinds
and whirrs for up to 15 minutes, but no useable bootdisk is produced. In fact,
the floppy can't be mounted in any system. The last time that I remember this
working was with Red Hat Linux 7.1.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from Red Hat 7.3 disc 1 and Start the install.
2. When instructed, insert a formatted/blank 1.44 floppy disk in the LS-120
3. Press "Next"
Actual Results: The LS-120 drive is obviously detected as the primary floppy
device, as the installed access the drive while trying to create the boot disk.
15 minutes pass as the drive seeks and spins. The disk created is not useable.
Expected Results: Should create a working boot disk, or at least warn that it
can't create a boot disk in an LS-120. By the way, the "Create Boot Disk" on
the system menu will not create a working boot disk either (unable to
select /etc/hdc as the floppy device).
This may seem like a minor problem, but to the impatient installer, the 15
minute wait may seem like an infinite loop, causing the user to power the
Jeremy please test this with your system with a ls-120.
Works for me on my test box, albeit a tad on the slow side. Any errors on tty4?
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional information to add.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.