Bug#857597: "isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting USB flash drive in old PC
syslinux at zytor.com:
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:
When I put debian-8.7.1-i386-xfce-CD-1.iso on a CD-R, it boots correctly.
When I put debian-8.7.1-i386-xfce-CD-1.iso on a USB flash drive and boot
it, I see the following on the console:
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 debian-8.7.1-i386-xfce-CD-1.iso, when put on a USB
flash drive, is not compatible with the BIOS in the older computers.
I have filed a Debian bug report, and have been advised to post here: