Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 9375
RH 6.1 -> RH 6.1.92 upgrade didn't make a boot disk
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
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
Sure enough the creation just times out before even checking the drive.
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.
Issue will be resolved in next RawHide.