Bug 7033 - Cannot boot with boot floppy
Summary: Cannot boot with boot floppy
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 4.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-11-15 23:51 UTC by Jeff Mangiapane
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:39 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 13:33:48 UTC

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Description Jeff Mangiapane 1999-11-15 23:51:51 UTC
I have been a user of Linux since 1993 and purchased Red Hat version 4.2 a
couple of years ago.  I have not used it for about a year and since the
last time I used Linux, I have changed my hardware and software.  I have
installed Windows 98 and use an AMD K6 3D Now! 350 MHz processor with an
Asus P2B-F motherboard.

I ran the installation program and created the boot loader on a floppy
disk.  I rebooted the system with the new boot disk and the system did not
boot.  Instead an output of 1's and 0's displayed on the screen

I have never had a problem before using a floppy boot disk or installing
Linux.  Last time I installed Linux was on an Intel Pentium 100 MHz

Is this problem due to the AMD processor?  If so, is this something that
can be fixed, or am I just out of luck?

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 13:33:59 UTC
Sounds like you have a corrupt boot disk which is causing this problem.  That or
the 4.2 Lilo is not capable of seeing the new hardware that you have.  Both of
these are of equal possibility.  We have a lot of trouble keeping machines
around in the test lab which we can load 4.2 on, so I would not be surprised to
find out that it was the new hardware causing the problem.

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