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Bug 82298 - Install would not create boot diskette
Summary: Install would not create boot diskette
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
: 81595 82388 82716 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-21 03:01 UTC by Gerry Tool
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-02-07 23:31:48 UTC

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Description Gerry Tool 2003-01-21 03:01:53 UTC
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Description of problem:
During Phobbe Beta 2 install, I selected to make a boot diskette.  At the end,
it indicated my boot diskette was not valid, so I should use another.  This
diskette was the one that was successfully used with Phoebe Beta 1.  I inserted
another fresh diskette which I knew to be good, and the same thing happened.  I
then went on without making a boot diskette.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Fresh Install of Phoebe Beta 2
2.Select to make a boot diskette
3.Insert diskette and click on button to start diskette write

Actual Results:  Installer claimed diskette was not valid

Expected Results:  Diskette should have been written and install resumed.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-23 03:48:35 UTC
*** Bug 82388 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Elton Woo 2003-01-23 06:50:07 UTC
This also happened on my machine when I did a *clean* install of Phoebe2, and
attempted to
create the boot diskette with previously used diskettes (i.e. not "brand-new"
media). I was able
to create the boot diskette with these very same diskette(s) under Phoebe 1.

N.B. my "floppy" is actually an LS-120 superdisk drive attached as Primary
Slave, which
mounts as /dev/hdb. No problems accessing diskettes in Gnome, and under KDE I simply
have to change the properties of the desktop "floppy" icon to point to the
proper device 
instead of /dev/fd0 (the default).

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-28 05:59:32 UTC
*** Bug 82716 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-28 06:01:23 UTC
*** Bug 81595 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Philip Pawley 2003-01-28 20:19:54 UTC
Me too. Identical scenario. Tried 3 floppies including one previously unused.

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-04 01:09:06 UTC
Fixed with mkbootdisk-1.5.0 and newer kernel

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