Bug 83086 - Can't install with XP on Compaq 5700t
Summary: Can't install with XP on Compaq 5700t
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-30 04:02 UTC by pete hoyt
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-11 17:40:34 UTC

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Description pete hoyt 2003-01-30 04:02:56 UTC
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Description of problem:
When booting from floppy created using rawrite, get "boot failed: please 
change disks and press a key to continue".  There is no other disk and when 
pressing any other key to continue, just repeats.

BIOS does not allow booting from CD.

Tried creating a floppy on a win2000 machine and was able to boot OK.  
Therefore, I assume the install CD's are OK.

I'm assuming the problem is with XP on this particular computer, as I've heard 
others installing OK with XP.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot into a DOS start up disk
2. create boot floppy using rawrite
3. reboot machine
4. comes to Linux boot prompt
5. hit return key

Actual Results:  error noted above appears

Expected Results:  start install process

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-30 19:47:47 UTC
You are saying the Red Hat Linux boot floppy which boots into the installer fine
on another machine will not on the compaq?

Comment 2 pete hoyt 2003-01-31 01:31:21 UTC
I did not try the boot disk created on my Compaq on another machine.  I 
created a new boot disk on my Win 2000 machine at work and was able to boot 
into it on that machine.  The one created on the 2000 machine would not boot 
on my Compaq either.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-03 19:18:49 UTC
Did you run rawrite from 'MSDOS mode'? I am not sure it will work if you are in
the windows GUI environment.

Comment 4 pete hoyt 2003-02-05 01:29:55 UTC
I boot into MS-DOS using a Win 98 boot disk that boots to an ms dos prompt and 
use rawrite from there.

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-06 20:28:53 UTC
I do not know of any problems using rawrite with a Win98 based boot floppy.

You may want to try different media because I know I have had problems with bad
floppy media before.

Comment 6 pete hoyt 2003-02-07 00:48:09 UTC
Tried several different floppies.  No go!  As stated earlier ... I suspect 
it's related to this particular model OR an issue with the BIOS.  I'm truly at 
a loss of where to go now.

Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-07 20:25:27 UTC
Have you tried Red Hat Linux 8 yet?

Comment 8 pete hoyt 2003-02-08 00:04:33 UTC
Have not tried 8.0.  Got 7.3 because star office was part of the package.

Comment 9 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-11 17:40:34 UTC
I cannot think of anything else to try at this point.  It appears to be an issue
with your particular system as we do not see this problem ourselves.

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