Bug#198197: syslinux: 2.04 does no longer boot on a machine where 2.00 bootted fine
I just tested a custom netinst floppy build of debian-installer again,
and I had to find out that syslinux no longer boots
on my test machine. The floppy used is a 1.44MB floppy,
generated with the
# make image
target of debian-installer/build.
The machine is a very old Pentium 90 with one IDE disk
and a floppy drive.
The last thing I see on the screen is:
SYSLINUX 2.04 2003-04-16
and there it hangs, displaying no "boot: " prompt, or
anything else. Hitting RET or any other key has no
Prior versions of syslinux worked fine on this machine.
I just verified this by downgrading to syslinux 2.00-2 and
rebuilding the floppy image. 2.00 appears to boot
fine on this machine:
SYSLINUX 2.00 2002-10-25 Copyright (C) 1994-2002 H. Peter Anvin
(note that the copyright notice does not get displayed when attempting
to boot with 2.04)
Please let me know if I can provide you with any
Following is the syslinux.cfg which is on the dispk:
# Load up initrd on boot.
append vga=normal initrd=initrd.gz ramdisk_size=8192 root=/dev/rd/0 init=/linuxrc devfs=mount,dall rw
-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel Version: Linux lexx 2.4.19 #1 Thu Aug 29 15:11:07 CEST 2002 i686 GNU/Linux
Versions of the packages syslinux depends on:
ii libc6 2.3.1-17 GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
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