Hi Kim, and thanks for your detailed bug report. Kim R. T. Hansen <email@example.com> (2014-08-12): > Package: debian-installer > Version: > 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 > ineffective)? > > 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 The fact you're using di-netboot-assistant is interesting, maybe it would have needed an update for the syslinux 6 transition? The code can be viewed online here: http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/d-i/netboot-assistant.git/tree/di-netboot-assistant#n236 It seems there's some *.c32-specific handling, and there's even a mention of a (probably previous) transition for menu related files. I think we would have had more reports if PXE was broken in the general case so I suspect this might be a regression only in the d-i netboot assistant case. I'm adding Ron since he looked quite closely at d-i + syslinux lately, so he might have some expertise to share here. ;) Mraw, KiBi.
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