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Re: Bugs against Debian CD's

On Tue, 17 Apr 2001, Thierry Laronde wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 15, 2001 at 04:18:07PM +1000, Drew Parsons wrote:
> > No.  I had what I suppose is the same problem with the initial potato CDs
> > (r0, I haven't tried later releases).  The boot CD just would not boot in my
> > Toshiba laptop (others with Toshiba seemed to get this problem too).  Your
> > conclusion would be fair, except that the slink CDs booted on the same
> > machine perfectly fine.
> IIRC, the El Torito image for slink was a 1.44 Mo one, while the potato is a
> 2.88 Mo. If I'm not mistaken, this can be the source of the problem, the
> BIOS on some machines emulating just 1.2 or 1.44 Mo floppy images via El
> Torito.

Great. Add Toshiba to the "broken crappy BIOS" list... again. All we can do
is document it and flame the hell out of Toshiba's user support for doing
stupid things to get their product out of the door faster.  The kernel seems
to already need to go out of its way to not crash these things, so I am not

I do not think we should back down on the use of 2.88MB images, though.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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