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Bug#587150: [syslinux] Bug#587150: #587150: d-i netinst cd doesn't boot, isolinux error: further investigation

On 06/26/2010 01:08 PM, Ferenc Wagner wrote:
> Holger Wansing <linux@wansing-online.de> writes:
>> I found, that this not only a problem of the netinst cd, but
>> also hardware dependent.
>> I can boot my old 486 Toshiba Satellite laptop with this cd,
>> but on my IBM Thinkpad T23 the cd produces the isolinux error:
>> Error: no configuration file found.

What does it say *before* that?

>> (The T23 does not contain the original optical drive, I changed the drive
>> myself years ago to an NEC ND-7551A. I had no problems in the past years 
>> with this drive).
>> I checked the md5sum of the downloaded iso, it was correct.
>> I burned the iso to three different discs (from different vendors),
>> all showed the same problem. So this should not be a problem of a 
>> bad disc.
>> I have a netinst iso lying around here from 13.06.2010, it boots
>> fine on my T23. It contains Isolinux 3.86
>> Is there some regression brought in by the Isolinux 4.0 version?
> That's possible, 4.0 isn't released just yet.  I'm Cc-ing the Syslinux
> developer list to make them aware of this issue.  I guess the CD image
> you tested had isolinux 4.00pre58 or pre59 on it; now pre60 was also
> uploaded to unstable, so newer dailies will switch to that at least.
> Fixes are continuously getting into these prereleases, so it would be
> very useful if you could test the newest possible in your T23 and report
> back success or failure.  Stable links to tested images under
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily.old/ may also prove
> useful.

It would obviously be useful to know which exact image this was, so that
I have a hope of knowing if I can reproduce the bug.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.

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