Bug#465320: CD doesn't boot (Isolinux errors) on 486 with Adaptec SCSI
I have attempted to install Debian testing using a CD created from debian-testing-i386-kde-CD-1.iso dated 2008-01-28 and the CD failed to boot.
I was attempting the installation on an old Intel Classic R+ computer that uses an internal Yamaha SCSI CD writer model CRW8424S connected to an Adaptec ISA SCSI card (I think its a 1542CP). The CD writer is is the only device connected to the SCSI card. The computer has one hard drive connected to the on-board IDE interface, a 1.44MB 3 1/2 inch floppy and a 1.2MB 5 1/4 inch floppy. The hard drive is 1.6GB and contains EZ-Drive as the BIOS only supports drives upto 500MB approx. However, EZ-Drive only loads when booting from hard drive.
During the boot the following messsages were output by the Adaptec BIOS
Press A for SCSISelect(TM) Utility!>>>
SCSI ID #1 - Yamaha CRW8424S
A BOOTABLE CD-ROM IS DETECTED IN YOUR CDROM DRIVE.
The boot sections on your bootable CD-ROM are:
0. DEFAULT ENTRY
YOUR CD-ROM DRIVE IS INSERTED AS - DRIVE D:(81h)
BIOS Installed Successfully.
Once the BIOS had finished I received the following messages
ISOLINUX 3.51 2007-06-10 isolinux: Loading spec packet failed, trying to wing it.
isolinux: Found something at drive = 81
isolinux: Failed to locate CD-ROM device; boot failed.
See http://syslinux.zytor.com/sbm for more information.
I also tried booting some other CD's I have
knoppix 5.0.1 En behaved the same (it has ISOLINUX 3.11 2005-09-02).
Debian Sarge 3.1r2 behaved the same (it has ISOLINUX 2.04 2003-04-16)
The Microsoft Windows 98SE installation CD does boot.
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