Bug 84787 - Boot floppy creation failed- initrd.img TOO BIG
Summary: Boot floppy creation failed- initrd.img TOO BIG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-21 12:57 UTC by Josiah Royse
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-21 17:59:36 UTC

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Description Josiah Royse 2003-02-21 12:57:07 UTC
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Description of problem:
During the end of the install the make boot disk failed- pop-up error about
floppy error.  Console error: No space left of device. Rebooted to a working system:

[root@tabasco root]# mdir a:
 Volume in drive A has no label
 Volume Serial Number is 3E56-1E18
Directory for A:/

LDLINUX  SYS      7836 02-21-2003   7:40
VMLINUZ        1122197 02-13-2003  12:05  vmlinuz
INITRD   IMG     90112 02-21-2003   7:40  initrd.img
SYSLINUX CFG         0 02-21-2003   7:40  syslinux.cfg
BOOT     MSG         0 02-21-2003   7:40  boot.msg
        5 files           1 220 145 bytes
                                  0 bytes free

[root@tabasco root]#

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

Phoebe-3, anaconda-8.0.94-5

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install: Choose no MBR bootloader
2.Install all packages
3.make bootdisk

Actual Results:  bootdisk to boot off of

Expected Results:  Bootdisk error in creation.

Additional info:

Athlon 1Ghz, Joe-average floppy disk and floppy

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-21 17:59:36 UTC
Unfortunately, your system requires too many modules for everything you need to
boot to be able to fit on a floppy.

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