[syslinux] Syslinux and Asus P4B

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Mar 8 10:09:32 PST 2002

Alexander Holt wrote:

> I have encountered this problem as well.  In fact, doing a bit of
> searching, it seems so have quite a few others, going back at least to
> last October.  See, for example,
>     <http://groups.google.com/groups?as_umsgid=9f45242e.0110052352.40d02e20%40posting.google.com&hl=en>
>     <http://groups.google.com/groups?as_umsgid=NDBBJAPHILGMFFOLGOKIEEHCCJAA.bmartin%40joaptsc.navy.mil&hl=en>
>     <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=40223>
> It only seems to occur with ASUS P4B boards and certain bootable
> floppies.  Bootable CDs are fine.  Looks like it's a BIOS bug.  This
> ASUS board comes with Award Medallion BIOS 6.0.  The bug is present in
> at least board BIOS revisions 1004 and 1005.
> The bootloaders that fail seem to be
>     whatever OpenBSD boot floppies use
>     whatever IBM-DOS boot floppies use
> I've tried with SYSLINUX 1.52 (as currently used by Red Hat) and
> SYSLINUX 1.67.  Unfortunately, I don't have the expertise to debug this
> much further myself (though I'm happy to try new versions, run debug
> suites, etc.).  But it would be good to find out what SYSLINUX needs to
> do to work around this apparent BIOS bug.  LILO at least works fine with
> this ASUS board.

It would *ALSO* be good to report these errors to ASUS.  Since it's a 
pretty pervasive problem, it would be a lot better if they could fix 
their bugs.


More information about the Syslinux mailing list