Bug 87758 - boot.iso on CD1 is for the phoebe public beta.
Summary: boot.iso on CD1 is for the phoebe public beta.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-02 03:29 UTC by Nathan Ollerenshaw
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-04-02 05:59:36 UTC

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Description Nathan Ollerenshaw 2003-04-02 03:29:54 UTC
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Description of problem:
The boot.iso on CD1 is incorrect. If you burn this image to a CD, and boot from
it, it comes up with the BETA splash screen, and it will not install RedHat 9.

The workaround is to use floppies.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download RedHat 9 CD1 image from RedHat and mount it.
2. Burn the boot.iso image contained on CD1/images to a CD.
3. Boot from the burned ISO.

Actual Results:  Splash screen with BETA label was displayed.
Installer reported that the FTP directory given was for a different version of
RedHat and installation could not continue.

Expected Results:  The installer should not be BETA, and should allow
installation from a RedHat 9 FTP.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-04-02 04:27:54 UTC
Looks fine to me here.  Could you verify that the md5sum of the CD1 you received
is 400c7fb292c73b793fb722532abd09ad and the md5sum of your boot.iso should be

Comment 2 Nathan Ollerenshaw 2003-04-02 05:59:36 UTC
I've checked the ISO I have on my kickstart server:

[root@kickstart iso]# md5sum shrike-i386-disc1.iso 
400c7fb292c73b793fb722532abd09ad  shrike-i386-disc1.iso
[root@kickstart iso]# mkdir test
[root@kickstart iso]# mount -o loop shrike-i386-disc1.iso test
[root@kickstart iso]# md5sum test/images/boot.iso 
e85a2c096ca6ed46db1cc5e642ab7d6e  test/images/boot.iso

As you can see, they are correct.

Then, I downloaded the boot.iso to my mac and burned it. I summed
the file to make sure it is correct:

chrome@wakatta Desktop $ md5 boot.iso 
MD5 (boot.iso) = e85a2c096ca6ed46db1cc5e642ab7d6e

I then booted with the fresh CD and ...

Oh, bugger. Now I feel like an idiot. Sorry :)

I wonder how the hell I ended up with two bum burns? I deleted all
the old boot.iso images off my mac before I burned the new one ...
it must be the gremlins. Damn gremlins.

I'll just mark this as NOTABUG and go hide somewhere small and dark.

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