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Re: Bugs against Debian CD's

On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 04:34:57AM -0300, Henrique M Holschuh wrote:
> 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
> surprised.
> I do not think we should back down on the use of 2.88MB images, though.

Me neither. If someone can confirm that, indeed, the Slink image is a 1.44Mo
(my memory can be wrong), we can at least add a `caveat' somewhere.
Thierry LARONDE, Centre de Ressources Informatiques, Archamps - France
PingOO, serveur de com sur distribution GNU/Linux: http://www.pingoo.org

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