[syslinux] Isolinux and LSI 53c1010-33

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Jan 18 10:04:40 PST 2002

Tim Evers wrote:

> Hello List,
> I have a problem with an Onborad scsci, that won't boot a isolinux-cd:
> anyone got a clue?
> Mainboard is ASUS-CUV4X-DLS with onboard LSI 35c1010-33 Controller.
> Board-Bios is Award Medaillion 6.0 and
> Controller Bios is Symbios SDMS v4.0 (4.18.02)
> The CDRW device to boot from is a
> Yamaha CRW2100S Rev1.0H
> I tried Isolinux 1.63 and 1.66 with similar "success":
> here's what the debug version says:
> --snip--
> ISOLINUX: starting up, DL=F0
> ISOLINUX: Loaded spec packet OK, drive=F0
> ISOLINUX: Sectorsize appears to be 0800
> ISOLINUX: Loading main Image from LBA 00029B70
> ISOLINUX: Sectors to load=0004
> ISOLINUX: Disk error, drive F0
> Boot failed, press any key to retry
> --snap--
> I guess that Sectorsize is shown in hex, other than that there is 
> something awfully wrong?!?
> The same CD boots on two other Systems with different Adaptec 
> controllers just fine.
> What to do now?

Odds are very good that your BIOS is simply busted.  Check to see if 
there is a newer version; if not, report it to the board manufacturer 
(ASUS) with enough info (CD image, for example) that they can reproduce 
the error.

It is failing on the very first READ command executed.


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