[syslinux] ISOLINUX failure with Connectix Virtual PC 4.3.2

christian.lestrade at free.fr christian.lestrade at free.fr
Tue Jul 2 07:17:13 PDT 2002


I have discovered an incompatibility between Connectix Virtual PC 4.3.2 and ISOLINUX 1.75:

when I boot a .iso CD image using Virtual PC 4.3.2 software, I get the following errors (debug version):

ISOLINUX 1.75 2002-06-14  Copyright (C) 1994-2002 H. Peter Anvin
isolinux: Starting up, DL = 99
isolinux: Loading spec packet failed, trying to wing it...
isolinux: Extremely broken BIOS detected, last ditch attempt with drive = 99
isolinux: Failed to get sector size, assuming 0800
isolinux: Sector size appears to be 0000
isolinux: Loading main image from LBA = 00000CFD
isolinux: Sectors to load = 0004
isolinux: Disk error 01, AX = 42FD, drive 99

Boot failed: press a key to retry...

This problem doesn't occur with Virtual PC 4.2 and VMWare Workstation 3.1

You can fetch an evaluation version of Connectix Virtual PC at http://www.connectix.com/, this will help you to debug this problem!

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