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Bug 2763 - Making boot disk fails
Summary: Making boot disk fails
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-05-12 14:15 UTC by Joe Ceklosky
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-27 23:08:38 UTC

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Description Joe Ceklosky 1999-05-12 14:15:27 UTC
When installing from a floppy based boot disk, 6.0 fails to
write out the kernel image to a floppy.  I manually dd'ed
out the kernel during the install.  My guess it that it's
doing the following, which is WRONG:

dd if=/mnt/boot/vmwhater of=/dev/fd0

where it should be:

dd if=/mnt/boot/vmwhatever of=/mnt/dev/fd0

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-27 23:08:59 UTC
this is fixed in the latest mkbootdisk in Raw Hide, IIRC.

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