Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66896
Creating a Boot Disk
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:15 EDT
Description of Problem:
Using Gnome GUI under the Systems menu - Create a Boot Disk will not function
properly if you just click on the short cut. I ended up opening a terminal
window and running the qmkbootdisk program from there to get it to write to the
floppy properly. It still reports an error doing it this way but the information
is actually writen to floppy.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 7.3?
How Reproducible: Consistent everytime I tried.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Main Menu
4. Create a Boot Disk
Actual Results: qmkbootdisk program opened but after you select which kernel to
use and select the Ok button there was nothing writen to the floppy disk.
Expected Results: Emergency boot disk creation.
Error received when run from a terminal window when following command run:
qmkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.4.18-4
managment error: Authentication rejected, reason: None of the authentication
protocols specified are supported and-host based authentication failed
Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to
make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks.
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security issue, please change the product as necessary. We thank you for your
help, and apologize again that we haven't handled these issues to this point.
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Closing as CANTFIX.