[syslinux] Looking for debugging ideas and help with testing

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 16:25:33 PST 2010

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 19:01, H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:
> 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.

Are you thinking of the one I made?


> 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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