|Summary:||Cannot boot with boot floppy|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Jeff Mangiapane <jnmangiapane>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-02-09 13:33:48 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Jeff Mangiapane 1999-11-15 23:51:51 UTC
I have been a user of Linux since 1993 and purchased Red Hat version 4.2 a couple of years ago. I have not used it for about a year and since the last time I used Linux, I have changed my hardware and software. I have installed Windows 98 and use an AMD K6 3D Now! 350 MHz processor with an Asus P2B-F motherboard. I ran the installation program and created the boot loader on a floppy disk. I rebooted the system with the new boot disk and the system did not boot. Instead an output of 1's and 0's displayed on the screen continuously. I have never had a problem before using a floppy boot disk or installing Linux. Last time I installed Linux was on an Intel Pentium 100 MHz machine. Is this problem due to the AMD processor? If so, is this something that can be fixed, or am I just out of luck?
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 13:33:59 UTC
Sounds like you have a corrupt boot disk which is causing this problem. That or the 4.2 Lilo is not capable of seeing the new hardware that you have. Both of these are of equal possibility. We have a lot of trouble keeping machines around in the test lab which we can load 4.2 on, so I would not be surprised to find out that it was the new hardware causing the problem.