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Bug 4563 - DOS-mode AutoBoot doesn't work
Summary: DOS-mode AutoBoot doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
: 5457 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-08-17 08:26 UTC by Riley H Williams
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-17 14:33:54 UTC

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Description Riley H Williams 1999-08-17 08:26:51 UTC
On systems without CD-boot facilities, trying to install
by booting into DOS and running autoboot.bat doesn't work.
This is because the path for initrd.img is invalid.

By experiment, I discovered that the following alternative
contents for this file work as required:

 Q> loadlin autoboot/vmlinuz initrd=autoboot/initrd.img

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-17 14:33:59 UTC
this is fixed in the latest Raw Hide install image...

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-30 19:06:59 UTC
*** Bug 5457 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

There appears to be a problem with installing RH 6.0 from
CD-ROM on a system where DOS is present, as the instructions
to do D: then CD \DOSUTILS then AUTOBOOT fails at the final
step with reports of a missing file.

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