Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82298
Install would not create boot diskette
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:10 EDT
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Description of problem:
During Phobbe Beta 2 install, I selected to make a boot diskette. At the end,
it indicated my boot diskette was not valid, so I should use another. This
diskette was the one that was successfully used with Phoebe Beta 1. I inserted
another fresh diskette which I knew to be good, and the same thing happened. I
then went on without making a boot diskette.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Fresh Install of Phoebe Beta 2
2.Select to make a boot diskette
3.Insert diskette and click on button to start diskette write
Actual Results: Installer claimed diskette was not valid
Expected Results: Diskette should have been written and install resumed.
*** Bug 82388 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This also happened on my machine when I did a *clean* install of Phoebe2, and
create the boot diskette with previously used diskettes (i.e. not "brand-new"
media). I was able
to create the boot diskette with these very same diskette(s) under Phoebe 1.
N.B. my "floppy" is actually an LS-120 superdisk drive attached as Primary
mounts as /dev/hdb. No problems accessing diskettes in Gnome, and under KDE I simply
have to change the properties of the desktop "floppy" icon to point to the
instead of /dev/fd0 (the default).
*** Bug 82716 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 81595 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Me too. Identical scenario. Tried 3 floppies including one previously unused.
Fixed with mkbootdisk-1.5.0 and newer kernel