[syslinux] "sector read error" with 3.20-pre8 syslinux.com

malahal at us.ibm.com malahal at us.ibm.com
Tue Aug 8 17:12:13 PDT 2006

I tried myself pre7, pre8, pre9 and pre10. pre7 dos/syslinux.com
installs fine.  pre8, pre9 and pre10, they all fail to install with the
same error "sector read error"

Thanks for any help.


H. Peter Anvin [hpa at zytor.com] wrote:
> malahal at us.ibm.com wrote:
> >Hi All,
> >
> >    A colleague of mine is using syslinux-3.20-pre8, syslinux.com, under
> >DOS to install syslinux loader. It gives "sector read error". He
> >re-compiled syslinux.com under a linux box, and used it successfully
> >to install the loader from DOS. He is installing it on a hard drive (C:)
> >
> >He booted from a floppy and ran: "syslinux.com C:" at A:\ prompt
> >
> >He tried with syslinux-3.20-pre9, same problem with the pre-compiled
> >version. Pre-compiled syslinux-3.20-pre7 syslinux.com worked fine but
> >he needs syslinux-3.20-pre8+ to actually boot his kernels.
> >
> >So pre7 works but pre8 doesn't work as far as syslinux install goes.
> >
> >Very much appreciate any help.
> >
> Which version of DOS?  Also, why does he need 3.20-pre8?
> 	-hpa

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