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Bug#757920: debian-installer: vesamenu.c32 is not a COM32R image

Package: debian-installer
Severity: normal
Tags: d-i

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

I want to install Debian/testing on a new computer.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

I upgraded the PXE installer for testing using di-netboot-assistant,
then I tried to install with it.

   * What was the outcome of this action?

I expected the installer to run.

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

The installer failed with the error "vesamenu.c32 is not a COM32R image"
(written from memory).

When I compare the vesamenu.c32 files in the testing and daily
installers with the same files from stable and some Ubuntu version there
are some differences:

* The working files have a size about 150kB and are "COM executable"
* The problematic files have a size of 26kB and are "ELF 32-bit LSB shared object"

This is an example of a good file: http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-amd64/20140316/images/netboot/debian-installer/amd64/boot-screens/vesamenu.c32

This is a bad file: http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-amd64/20140802/images/netboot/debian-installer/amd64/boot-screens/vesamenu.c32

Kim Hansen

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.14-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=C.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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