Bug 689 - Can't use second floppy disk
Can't use second floppy disk
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-01-05 04:30 EST by norbert.kuemin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-01-05 16:18:29 EST
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Description norbert.kuemin 1999-01-05 04:30:41 EST
Boot on a IBM Thinkpad 750C with option floppy=thinkpad
returns unknown option.

Result: Can't use second floppy (supp)
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-01-05 16:18:59 EST
First you are typing at the boot: prompt

linux floppy=thinkpad

and not just floppy=thinkpad, right?

Anyway, the install has a problem that it will still ask for a
supplemental diskette if you need pcmcia services regardless if you
booted off of a cdrom or boot disk. Therefore since you obviously have
a atapi cdrom, the best workaround is to choose no when it asks you if
you want pcmcia services. Then install from the cdrom. We are working
to fix this problem for the next release.

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