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Bug#857597: debian-cd: "isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting USB flash drive in old PC

On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 08:08:23PM -0700, David Christensen wrote:
>Package: debian-cd
>Severity: normal
>Dear Maintainer,
>I have two older computers with Intel D865GBFLK motherboards (~2003)
>and Pentium 4 HT CPU's.  They both have the latest available BIOS
>installed.  I would like to put Debian on them.
>I have downloaded:
>    debian-8.7.1-i386-xfce-CD-1.iso
>When I put the ISO on a CD-R, it boots correctly.
>When I put the ISO on a USB flash drive and boot it:
>    isolinux.bin missing or corrupt
>The same USB flash drive boots correctly in newer computers.
>Memtest86+ 5.01 on a USB flash drive boots correctly in the older
>My conclusion is that the ISO is not compatible with the BIOS in the
>older computers.

ACK, that sounds most likely from what you're describing. Being
honest, there's not much we'll be able to do about that directly I'm
afraid. If you're prepared to help debug that, please talk to the
syslinux developers?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"...In the UNIX world, people tend to interpret `non-technical user'
 as meaning someone who's only ever written one device driver." -- Daniel Pead

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