Installed Fedora 13 RC2 On Dell Latitude E6400

Robert L Cochran cochranb at
Tue May 18 15:37:50 UTC 2010

On 05/18/2010 01:13 AM, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> On 05/17/2010 03:20 PM, Robert L Cochran wrote:
>> Well yes it will, but the install option is trying to build a floppy
>> disk image (size=1,474,560 bytes.)
> Oh, that's a surprise.
> I needed a DOS image myself, for this and other purposes.  I ended up
> creating a 10MB file which I used as the hard drive image for a virtual
> machine guest (KVM).  I booted that virtual machine from the FreeDOS CD
> and installed DOS to the hard drive.  Afterward, I could load that hard
> drive using memdisk from either GRUB or PXE with syslinux.  It's come in
> handy quite often.  It's certainly more complex than a vendor provided
> script, but it does work.  If you're interested I can offer more
> guidance in that direction.

Yes I would like more details about how you do this. I can see it is useful.

I assume you saw my other post explaining that I succeeded with the BIOS 
update by cloning the biosdisk git tree and using those executables. The 
rpm installation binary has an old version of biosdisk.


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