Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6476
Where is the driver disk???
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:39:15 EST
Well, so I decided to install RH 6.1 on an old unused 386.
I had to boot from the floppy image in the /images/
directory. I made a boot disk using rawrite on a dos
machine. It booted up and went into the install, but gave
me an error "The floppy disk you inserted is not a valid
driver disk for this relese of RedHat Linux. Humm... In
the /images/ directory on the cd-rom I only see boot.img,
bootnet.img and pcmcia.img, no "driver disk image" or
anything like it. Maybe it is just somewhere on the disk or
maybe I should know something here, or be a mind reader,
but I don't see it. A readme file in the /images/ directory
would be nice.
Just hit "Cancel", and no driver disc is required. Yes the prompt is
misleading and confusing, and it ought to be improved. Not speaking
for RH, of course. Just solving (?) your problem.
This has been added to a list of features for future releases.
*** Bug 8118 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 6579 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 8306 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 7789 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed for next release -- sorry it took so long.