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Re: daily builds with 2.6.18-3 fail to boot on SATA cdrom

Hi Douglas,

|--==> Douglas Tutty writes:

  DT> On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 06:44:59PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
  >>On Monday 04 December 2006 18:16, Free Ekanayaka wrote:
  >>> |--==> Frans Pop writes:
  >>>   FP> On Monday 04 December 2006 14:02, Free Ekanayaka wrote:
  >>>   >>both i386 and amd64 images of the latest daily builds will fail
  >>>   >>booting (the BIOS try to boot from CDROM, but fails and skips it)
  >>>   >>on this CDROM:
  >>>   FP> How and where exactly does it fail?
  >>> It simply tries  to  boot from the  CD-ROM  reader (I can see  the led
  >>> flashing), but it  fails and skip to  the next device (hard  disk), as
  >>> for example an audio CD disk with no boot sector was inserted.

  DT> [...]

  >>>   FP> Any BIOS options you can try changing?
  >>> I'm not  sure, replacing the SATA  CD-ROM with  a  IDE one,  makes d-i
  >>> happy and boot painlessly. I don't know  exactly if there something to
  >>> set in the BIOS.. has somebody some experience here?

  DT> Does the computer boot __any__ cd?

I actually tried only Debian CDs, I'll perform more tests.

  DT> My bios (on my Asus M2N-SLI) allows me to pop up a boot menu (at the
  DT> main bios screen where you can hit Del to enter setup or Esc to skip the
  DT> memory test).  It gives a list of all currently inststalled bootable
  DT> hardware (e.g. hard disks, CD roms, USB sticks).

  DT> Other than this, from within the bios there is usally a list of devices
  DT> to try booting from.  If the CDROM is not on this list, the light may
  DT> still come on when it gets power, but it will not boot from it.

Thanks for all the hints, at the moment I'm away from the machine, but
I'll try to further investigate and provide more info tomorrow.



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