Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82228
Install crashes when making boot floppy leaving install incomplete/inoperable
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:09 EDT
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Description of problem:
When making a boot floppy intaller crashes. If making a boot floppy is skipped then installer says no changes made to kernel and
exits (even though a reformatted HD install). Install appears to go correctly up to this step.
The same problem occurs if making an upgrade from RH6.2 (to RH8.0).
System is a 486-DX66 with 24MB ram (8GB HD).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run the install and select the option to make a boot disk.
Actual Results: Bugzilla message.
Expected Results: A boot floppy should have been written.
Appears it has do with installing the kernel image. Booting the installer with 'linux rescue' and doing the 'chroot /mnt/sysimage'
results in a fail upon reboot with kernel panic and msg "...try init=options".
The Anaconda traceback information that was generated would be helpful in
assisting with this bug. However, I can already tell you that your system has
insufficient memory for Red Hat Linux 8.0 (please see Bug 76123).
A Pentium CPU is the minimum requirement for 8.0.
Created attachment 89481 [details]
Save to floppy, after selecting write boot floppy