Joined: Dec. 2005
||Posted: July 13 2007,10:34
REMASTERED dsl-*-syslinux.iso WON'T BOOT ON SOME BIOS (?)
Having some antique machines, I decided to investigate the syslinux version.
As dowmloaded, dsl-3.4-syslinux.iso (and dsl-3.3-syslinux.iso) booted up nicely
(both as a live CD and with the ISO image running in VMware Player)
... so I want to remaster the ISO to include extension files, but the re-master won't boot in this machine (Gigabyte GA-6VXE7+ motherboard), whether as a CD or in VMware Player.
The re-mastered live CD gets as far as displaying:-
1. FD 1.44MB System Type-(00)
_ (<- blinking cursor, no keyboard input possible)
Yet in an older AOpen AX6B system, the re-mastered CD boots up perfectly, both as a live CD and in VMware Player
I'm generating the ISO with the command given in this forum (shown with the resulting messages) :
# mkisofs -r -J -b KNOPPIX/boot.img -c KNOPPIX/boot.cat -o myknoppix.iso newcd
I: -input-charset not specified, using utf-8 (detected in locale settings)
Size of boot image is 2880 sectors -> Emulating a 1440 kB floppy
19.88% done, estimate finish Fri Jul 13 09:03:54 2007
39.67% done, estimate finish Fri Jul 13 09:03:51 2007
59.53% done, estimate finish Fri Jul 13 09:03:50 2007
79.32% done, estimate finish Fri Jul 13 09:03:50 2007
99.17% done, estimate finish Fri Jul 13 09:03:50 2007
Total translation table size: 2048
Total rockridge attributes bytes: 919
Total directory bytes: 4096
Path table size(bytes): 42
Max brk space used 0
25223 extents written (49 MB)
To minimise variability in the investigation the files in newcd are exactly as unpacked from the downloaded ISO - no additions or changes.
BTW the GA-6VXE7+ , which is my main machine, has never had any problem with booting re-mastered isolinux versions.
Has anybody else come across this sort of problem ?