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Bug#537841: debian-cd copies vmlinuz to /install.386 whereas isolinux is configured to fetch it in /install

tags 537841 +moreinfo

On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 04:29:32PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
>On Tuesday 21 July 2009, Alexis Bezverkhyy wrote:
>> debian-cd/tools/boot/lenny/boot-x86 states at line 59
>> INSTALLDIR_i386="install.386"
>> but isolinux
>> (dists/lenny/main/installer-i386/current/images/cdrom/debian-cd_info.ta
>>r.gz) is set up to boot the kernel from /install, so the generated CD
>> can't boot. Replacing install.386 by install solved this issue for me.
>This is wrong. The script also takes care of creating the install.386 
>directory _and_ to change the isolinux config appropriately [1].
>If it does not in your case, then the script is failing somewhere and you 
>should trace where and why it is failing.
>The script normally creates working images, so the problem is with your 
>use of it.
>[1] The reason it does this is to support multi-arch images containing 
>both i386 and amd64 which each have their own install.<arch> directory.

Hi Alexis,

Did you manage to work out anything here?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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