[syslinux] syslinux-2.05 boot floppy failures, size related?
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Wed Aug 20 10:41:00 PDT 2003
Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> 1. It's not a media problem. I've switched floppies and
> reformatted them, but the failure persists.
> 2. It's not a BIOS problem. The latest image that failed
> does so on three very different PCs.
What three different PCs?
> 3. The problem appears to occur for specific image sizes.
> The latest failed bzImage is 947503 bytes, but enlarging it
> by including more stuff in the kernel allows syslinux to
> boot it. (I've booted 1200K+ images often, but syslinux
> seems to have problems with around 900K+ and 1100K+ images.)
> 4. syslinux -s makes no difference at all.
> I've put my latest failed bzImage and corresponding 2.6.0-test3
> .config in http://www.csd.uu.se/~mikpe/linux/syslinux205bug/,
> in case anyone can debug it. I tried looking at syslinux' source
> but it's a big pile of assembly so I'm lost there...
Please put floppy images instead. That way I might be able to reproduce
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