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Re: CDROM (2.0beta) bootablilty



Philip Hands <phil@hands.com> writes:

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> To: Enrique Zanardi <ezanardi@ull.es>
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> Subject: Re: CDROM (2.0beta) bootablilty 
> In-reply-to: Your message of "Tue, 30 Jun 1998 18:10:28 BST."
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> Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 16:46:40 +0100
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> From: Philip Hands <phil@hands.com>
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> 
> Hurrah!
> 
> Enrique,  You sussed it!
> 
> I've just burnt my first booting 2.0 CD, that even boots on my Award BIOS 
> machine.
> 

> The fix is to ensure that the boot floppy image is close to the
> start of the image, which I've done by putting it under a separate
> top level directory, and naming that before the normal one on the
> mkisofs command line.

> 
> I just uploaded the version of debian-cd I used, and am producing 
> some 2.0beta3 images in the next couple of hours.
> 
> I've done a fair amount of editing of the debian-cd scripts, so I could 
> easily have introduced a bug or two (hopefully not though).  Test reports 
> would be appreciated.

The question that remains is: 

Is it a bug or a feature?

Interesting enough: The only board on which I was able to boot from
has an SiS chipset but an Award Bios. Asus board with Intel chipsets
and Award Bios did not (generalizing from the 5 computers I was able
to test).

Waiting for beta3,

Jens
 
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