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Bug#879004: marked as done (isolinux: isohdpfx.bin fails to boot on old BIOS due to wrong stack order for heads/sectors)



Your message dated Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:44:06 +0200
with message-id <20171018174406.073fd8d0@localhost>
and subject line isohdpfx.bin fixed in 3:6.03+dfsg1-1
has caused the Debian Bug report #879004,
regarding isolinux: isohdpfx.bin fails to boot on old BIOS due to wrong stack order for heads/sectors
to be marked as done.

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--- Begin Message ---
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
computers.


My conclusion is that the ISO is not compatible with the BIOS in the
older computers.


David



-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.7
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message ---
Version: 3:6.03+dfsg1-1

Hi,

this problem was fixed in isolinux version 3:6.03+dfsg1-1.  As of now,
debian-cds are still affected, the progress for that is tracked
separately in the original Bug report:  https://bugs.debian.org/857597

I've cloned this bug to isolinux so fixed versions can be tracked.

Thanks
Lukas

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