I've got a problem generating a bootdisk (floppy) using an USB
floppy-drive connected to a Compaq 610c notebook.
The floppy-drive is detected upon boot as follows:
Apr 11 09:49:32 tester kernel: ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
Apr 11 09:49:32 tester kernel: usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
Apr 11 09:49:32 tester kernel: scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass
Apr 11 09:49:32 tester kernel: Vendor: SMSC Model: USB FDC
Apr 11 09:49:32 tester kernel: Type: Direct-Access
ANSI SCSI revision: 02
When I generate a boot-floppy using "mkbootdisk" the resulting disk is
# mkbootdisk --device /dev/sda 2.4.18-27.8.0
Insert a disk in /dev/sda. Any information on the disk will be lost.
Press <Enter> to continue or ^C to abort:
WARNING: using /tmp for temporary files
However upon boot, all I see at the console is "Boot failed" :-(
I've tried several floppies to rule out any defective medium - didn't
Any clue what's wrong here? How do I generate a boot-floppy on an USB
TIA for your help,
PS: Please note that I can use any floppy as normal disk though, i.e.
fdisk, mke2fs, mount etc. - all that stuff works.