Bug 82228 - Install crashes when making boot floppy leaving install incomplete/inoperable
Summary: Install crashes when making boot floppy leaving install incomplete/inoperable
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-20 04:43 UTC by Donald E Haselwood
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-01-21 17:54:05 UTC

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Save to floppy, after selecting write boot floppy (128.58 KB, text/plain)
2003-01-21 19:48 UTC, Donald E Haselwood
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Description Donald E Haselwood 2003-01-20 04:43:17 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.8 [en] (Win98; U)

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):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

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".

Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-21 13:53:11 UTC
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).

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-21 17:54:05 UTC
A Pentium CPU is the minimum requirement for 8.0.

Comment 3 Donald E Haselwood 2003-01-21 19:48:14 UTC
Created attachment 89481 [details]
Save to floppy, after selecting write boot floppy

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