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Bug#408643: debian-installer-manual: Document that booting on USB key requires a key with 512-bytes sectors

Package: debian-installer-manual
Severity: normal

I tried to follow the instructions from section 4.4:

Unfortunately syslinux is not usable with my USB key:
$ sudo syslinux /dev/sda1
syslinux: only 512-byte sectors are supported

And effectively dmesg says:
SCSI device sda: 498175 2048-byte hdwr sectors (1020 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 00 00 00
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
 sda: sda1
sd 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sda

I'd suggest to document that limitation and how to check the size of the
sectors of your key.

I googled for a solution but I found none. Maybe we will have one for
lenny but right now I see nothing.

Some pointers of upstream discussion on the topic:


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-3-686
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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