Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 87758
boot.iso on CD1 is for the phoebe public beta.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:41 EDT
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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):
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.
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
I've checked the ISO I have on my kickstart server:
[root@kickstart iso]# md5sum 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
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.