Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65690
can't make bootdisk during install, kernel 2.4.18-3
Last modified: 2008-03-06 14:57:03 EST
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Description of problem:
could not create boot disk during installation of RH LInux 7.3
i have windows 2000 on system also tried on 2 another computers; one with
win2000 and 1 with win XP pro... on these same (3) systems i have previously
(and subsequently) installed RH linux 7.2 & created a boot disk...(in all
cases i did not install grub or lilo bootloader...)i called tech support (see
red Hat service req 206455)
use install CD -->linux rescue -->chroot /mnt/sysimage -->mkbootdisk -v --
device /dev/fd0 2.4.18-3 (after the "insert a disk..." & "press enter..."
prompts i got the following error msg:
"FORMATING /DEV/FD0...MOUNT: FS TYPE MSDOS NOE SUPPORTED BY KERNEL DONE.
MOUNT: FS TYPE VFAT NOT SUPPORTED BY KERNEL"
lastly after input from tech suppor i tried formatting the floppy i.e. after
the chroot command --> fdisk /dev/fd0 --> (some deletes) -->mke2fs /dev/fd0
i still got the same error one of my systems uses intel motherboard with a P4
CPU & Rambus memory (winXP system) the other 2 systems use win2000 with a MSI
motherboard (memory on 1 is sdram the other is DDR)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.see above )at install with an install floppy disk)
Actual Results: see above
Expected Results: trying to create a boot disk
If you hit 'alt-f3' do you see the line:
* inserted /tmp/msdos.o
I was able to make a bootdisk w/o any problems following the instructions above.
Closing due to inactivity, please reopen if you have additional information.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.