[syslinux] Boot loader problems and some tests
stappers at stappers.nl
Mon Apr 10 02:51:59 PDT 2006
On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 01:17:58PM +0200, Nico Schottelius wrote:
> Hello guys!
> I tested several boot loaders (
There is a small old computer which has horrible problems with booting.
> - windos 95 boot loader (works)
> - Smart Boot Manager (sbm)
> - syslinux (some versions)
> - grub1
> - netbsd on the g4u boot-cd
> - lilo
> on a old pc machine.
- AST Computer is builder (BIOS and case)
- System can boot from a/c/cd-rom
- two ide channels
o first channel for the hd(s)
o second channel for the ide-cd (hdc)
> You can find my problems and results at .
A deeper link says:
| General information:
| Syslinux is installed on mostly all Linux-related cdroms.
| In one situation it works, in most not.
> What is really strange for me is that syslinux worked once, but
> not anymore.
URL  mentions  which says
| If you are cursed with a system on which ISOLINUX simply will not
| operate, you may want to try to load SBM onto a floppy and then use its
| "Boot From CD-ROM" feature, which will use SBM's El Torito stack and not
| the BIOS's.
| If you encounter this on a new system, don't forget to complain loudly
| to your vendor and/or obtain a BIOS upgrade.
> Perhaps you can give me you comment on the problems I had
> with 'your' bootloader (partly I already have feedback) and
> perhaps those problems can even be removed.
The invitation for investigation is seen.
(  )
> : http://creme.schottelius.org/~nico/linux/debug/boot_loader/ast/
 and will be ignored, at least by me
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