Bug#50574: marked as done ([syslinux] 2.1r3 boot floppys dont boot on Dell 466)
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From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Thomas_Sandla=DF?= <Thomas.Sandlass@orthogon.de>
Subject: 2.1r3 boot floppys dont boot on Dell 466
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Version: Debian 2.1r3
I'm a user of Debian quite a while and wanted to upgrade to the newest
stable version. But I don't manage to boot the system (an older Dell 466,
with an i486/66 with 64MB RAM) with the boot floppies. I tried the save
ones as well. I also tried to directly download the disk images and wrote
them with rawrite2 on a PC in my company. And yes, I'm using good disks!
The system boots and displays the SYSLINUX message and loads the kernel.
Then the screen blanks and nothing happens anymore apart from an
occasional flashing of the hard disk LED.
Is there a way to do the installation with the boot floppies from the
1.3.1 version that work fine?
Many thanks in advance for you help
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Subject: Re: Bug#50574: 2.1r3 boot floppys dont boot on Dell 466
From: Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com>
Date: 23 Nov 1999 17:02:51 -0500
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Thomas Sandlaß <Thomas.Sandlass@orthogon.de> writes:
> On 20 Nov 1999, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > Sounds like a syslinux problem. Try replacing the syslinux used on
> > the rescue disk with the syslinux from potato. See the syslinux
> > documentation for details.
> You mean on the slink boot floppies?
Yes -- I believe you can replace the syslinux on slink's rescue.bin
with a potato syslinux and it should work ok.
> > Also, just to test (not for installing), please check if the potato
> > boot-floppies boot fine for you. The new syslinux in potato is
> > supposed to fix all these problems.
> Yes they do. I think that almost closes this bug. The only remaining thing
> is: can't I use the potato boot disks together with the slink CDs? What
> problems are to be expected?
Doing this sort of thing isn't supported. Sorry. We're going to try
to do a better job supporting releases stable distributions next time
around -- for now, you just have to accept our apologies and
Closing this bug, since it's a fixed syslinux problem.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>