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Bug 2697 - fixing autoboot.bat
Summary: fixing autoboot.bat
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
: 2726 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-10 15:25 UTC by jmm
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 1999-08-19 21:06:00 UTC

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Description jmm 1999-05-10 15:25:41 UTC
autoboot.bat doesn't work.  It has been broken by the split
from a single boot version into two versions (local and
network).  It runs a command (one line):

   loadlin autoboot\vmlinuz

(That was from memory, so it might be wrong. :-)  The trees
directory contains "initrd-l.img" and "initrd-n.img" for
local and network versions.

As a workaround, type the command by hand, using the right
filename, instead of using autoboot.bat to type the command
for you.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-05-10 15:32:59 UTC
*** Bug 2584 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 19:28:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: Bradley Glonka <>
Subject: Autoboot.bat -> bad initrd

RE: Red Hat 6.0

The autoboot.bat file points to a missing initrd image.


------- Additional Comments From  05/06/99 13:08 -------
This has been verified to be true on a test lab machine.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-11 14:18:59 UTC
*** Bug 2726 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

autoboot.bat on the RH 6.0 cd i bought today @ compusa does
not work.  i fixed the 'problem' by editing it to :

pushd e:\
e:\dosutils\loadlin e:\dosutils\autoboot\vmlinuz

(using 4dos, on a windoze98 box)

this allowed me to run the install just fine from the cdrom.



Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-14 14:30:59 UTC
*** Bug 2814 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

This may seem nit-picky, but on one of my sytems that I
routinely test stuff on (instead of using a production
machine) will not load the boot disk (not RedHat's fault).
So instead, I install a DOS disk with CDROM support and use

That being said, I picked up RH6.0 from Fry's the other day
(at a VERY high price -- I'm shocked!!!) and attempted to
install it tonight.  My first try at "autoboot" failed
because it could not find the specified image.  I listed
the batch file to see what was being done.  I checked the
directory specified for the file indicated and it wasn't
there.  There were two other files with similar names so I
selected one and manually entered the command line.  The
installation started in a flash.

Someone forgot to update the DOSUTILS directory on the
CD. :)

Okay now that I have pointed out that flaw, do I get a new
copy of the CD when/if it's fixed? :)

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-19 21:06:59 UTC
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