Bug 8481 - boot disk for i486
Summary: boot disk for i486
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 5.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
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Reported: 2000-01-14 23:04 UTC by Rodary Jacques
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:40 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-24 13:59:54 UTC

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Description Rodary Jacques 2000-01-14 23:04:29 UTC
I installaled, 2 and 1/2 year ago, RedHat Linux 5.0  on six old Olivetti,
with 8MB RAM and 400MB HDD (actually it was an upgrade from Slackware).
Everything was OK, including a NIS server, needed to have my ~30 students
entered once. Since, when upgradind to 5.1, 5.2, 6.0 (which I payed for),
I had to cheat: boot disks greater than 5.0 gave "boot failed" messages. I
installed release 5.1, and now 6.0 with 5.0 boot.img!
I first thought it was a RAM issue, but upgrading to 32MB RAM didn't change
anything. I would be very interested to understand.
	Please  excuse my poor english.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 07:54:59 UTC
corrected component

Comment 2 Rodary Jacques 2000-02-01 21:55:59 UTC
Couldn't really upgrade to 6.0: Redhat Kernel 2.2.5 is compiled for Pentium.
But this has nothing to do with boot disk.

Comment 3 Erik Troan 2000-02-18 19:43:59 UTC
This is most likely a bug with syslinux on your BIOS. Please try creating
a lilo boot floppy or using loadlin.

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