Bug#465320: CD doesn't boot (Isolinux errors) on 486 with Adaptec SCSI
On Monday 11 February 2008, bruce robson wrote:
> 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).
> 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)
Given that apparently nothing else supports your CD drive either and the
fact that this is _very_ old hardware for which few developers will be
willing to make any real effort to improve support, I'm afraid that there's
nothing much we can do. Because of that I also don't really think the
severity important is warranted.
It also seems that this is something of a known issue. See for example the
comments at the bottom of this page (second hit when I googled for "Adaptec
ISA SCSI syslinux"; this report was first...):
Hooking up an IDE CD drive to the system seems to me your best bet to me.