An updated mkbootdisk package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The mkbootdisk program creates a standalone boot floppy disk for booting the running system.
- Previously, the "mkbootdisk --iso" command could fail with a "Volume ID string too long" error. This was because the length of the volume ID is limited to 32 characters but the limit was not verified. With this update, the string length is verified and if it is longer than 32 characters, the fixed string "Red Hat Linux" is used for volume ID.
- Previously, the mkbootdisk package was missing a dependency on the genisoimage package that was required for functionality of the "--iso" option. This update adds the missing dependency.
All users of mkbootdisk are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.