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Bug 157318 - Can't install in SCSI system which doesn't boot off CDROM
Summary: Can't install in SCSI system which doesn't boot off CDROM
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-10 16:15 UTC by Nigel Horne
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-05-16 18:45:39 UTC

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Description Nigel Horne 2005-05-10 16:15:35 UTC
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Description of problem:
The images directory is missing drvblock.img forcing one to use FC1 which is no longer supported.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Take a SCSI only machine
2. Attempt to install FC3 on it

Actual Results:  Failed to install

Expected Results:  Should have been able to download and use drvblock.img

Additional info:

All worked fine with FC1, but FC2 and FC3 don't support this configuration.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-10 19:32:16 UTC
The 2.6 kernel has grown to the point that boot floppies are no longer a
reasonable option.  Thus, the options for booting are
* CD
* USB keyfob
* Network
* Using the kernel + initrd and booting them from either another linux install
or dos (using loadlin)

Comment 2 Nigel Horne 2005-05-10 19:36:30 UTC
CD doesn't boot (see summary)
USB not available
BIOS doesn't support network boot
DOS is not on the system, but I don't understand the rest of option 4.

Is there a way of stripping out the bloatware just for initial boot?

Comment 3 Nigel Horne 2005-05-10 19:38:31 UTC
I forgot to add that I have installed FC1 which works a treat.

Can I now update to FC3, or will you start supporting FC1 again since that works
and FC3 doesn't? Or will FC4 be better?

Comment 4 Peter Jones 2005-05-16 18:45:39 UTC
Copy the kernel and initrd from the images/pxeboot/ directory on CD1 into /boot,
and add them to grub.conf .  Then select that when booting.

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