[syslinux] Looking for debugging ideas and help with testing

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Dec 13 16:01:08 PST 2010

Most likely the problem is that the newer Syslinux misidentifies
something in memory as a partition handover structure.

Someone -- and I can't remember who right now -- built a debugging MBR
for testing this case.

On 12/13/2010 02:34 PM, Ferenc Wagner wrote:
> The theory is that the boot.img.gz-s fail to boot correctly if written
> to a full disk device (/dev/sda), but work fine if written to a
> partition (/dev/sda1) and invoked by some MBR (see #604245).  No theory
> about the ISO, but the reported symptoms are rather similar.  Anybody
> inclined to help, please test whether the above images (or other similar
> ones) fail to boot the Debian Installer on their systems.  Thanks.


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