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Bug 81595 - making boot disk fails on good disk
making boot disk fails on good disk
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 82298
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 79579 80605
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Reported: 2003-01-10 18:00 EST by Mike McLean
Modified: 2008-01-17 12:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:51:06 EST
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Description Mike McLean 2003-01-10 18:00:06 EST
* -re0110.nightly
* nfs gui install
* usb floppy

while trying to make a boot disk in the installer, I get the invalid boot floppy
dialog.  various trials of badblocks insist the floppy is good, and the
kernel+initrd fits with room to spare, but initrd size on VC3 disagrees with the
initrd that is written to the floppy (the one on the floppy is *larger* by 31237

note that this is a usb floppy drive.

The floppy fails to boot with a simple "Boot failed" message.
Comment 1 Mike McLean 2003-01-15 17:40:21 EST
* -re0115.nightly
* hdiso upgrade from 7.2min

observed with non-usb floppy drive 
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-28 01:01:21 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82298 ***
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:51:06 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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