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Bug#678883: Further details

Some further details. IA64 Wheezy.
The problem is the El-Torito header on the Debian netinst CD.
The dumpet tool of Fedora shows that the load size is 4 blocks only - what can't be the right value on EFI.

The EFI boot image is present on the CD; it is in the boot directory of the CD.

I could generate a new iso image that boots on my Itanium computer.
I used a Fedora 17 i386 on another computer for that.

1. Copy the contents of the Debian netinst CD in a working directory ~/work_dir.
2. Create a new iso image

mkisofs -r -v -b boot/boot.img -c boot/boot.catalog -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 16384 -o debian-wheezy-DI-a1-ia64-netinst-fixed.iso ~/work

(Debian uses genisoimage instead of mkisofs.)

3. Burn that iso image and boot it on your Itanium computer.

I guess the other iso images for IA64 are broken in similar manner.

Kind regards
Stephan Schreiber

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