Bug 9375 - RH 6.1 -> RH 6.1.92 upgrade didn't make a boot disk
RH 6.1 -> RH 6.1.92 upgrade didn't make a boot disk
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-02-12 05:08 EST by Jussi Torhonen
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-14 19:43:01 EST
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Description Jussi Torhonen 2000-02-12 05:08:58 EST
Upgraded RH 6.1/i386 in home up to RH 6.1.92. First time evaluating RH
6.1.92 I this time selected 'create boot disk...' during RH 6.1.92
installation. Installer did not detect the floppy drive, because floppy
drive LED didn't blink at all. Installer asked a new blank diskette over
and over again. It did not detect there was a diskette in drive. The
diskette was ok for sure as well as floppy drive. MB ASUS TX97-XE with
Intel TX PCI chipset, 128 MB RAM and 8 GB IBM ATAPI IDE hard disk. NT 4.0
installed on /dev/hda1, RH installed on /dev/hda2 and swap partition
/dev/hda3. LILO installed in /dev/hda2 and the system multibooted via NT
Boot Loader.

Regards,
Jussi, jt@iki.fi
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-14 07:58:59 EST
Sure enough the creation just times out before even checking the drive.
Comment 2 Jussi Torhonen 2000-02-14 08:20:59 EST
Could be possible. It took about 15 minutes for me to find a pc equipped
with devil's OS to create a blank formatted disk for RH installer.

Regards,
Jussi, jt@iki.fi
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-14 19:42:59 EST
Issue will be resolved in next RawHide.

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