[syslinux] Illegal Opcode,the 2.

artreader at gmx.net artreader at gmx.net
Thu Dec 6 07:18:26 PST 2012

Hello Shao, Hello Peter, Hello Jeffrey

It was the trivial MBR from parted, exactly like Jeffrey and Shao wrote.

ms-sys can write the syslinux MBR (ms-sys -s /dev/...)
And with syslinux MBR works syslinux (3.86, 4.00, 5.00pre12 tested).
On the other side, it works on other hardware as well.

> Fred, please _do_ try the MBR test, if that's all right. :)  Sorry about 
> that.
> More questions for you:
> Has _anything_ever_ worked for booting on this HP RAID?  If so, what?
> Have you tried the DOS Syslinux installer, since you are installing to 
> FAT16?  If not, would you be willing to?
> Could you possibly share the output of the following commands, given the 
> "cciss" driver?
Both with hpsa and cciss the disk sector size is 512 

The functioning sequence:
fdisk /dev/sda < "w\no\n"
ms-sys -z /dev/sda
parted -s /dev/sda mklabel msdos
ms-sys -s /dev/sda
parted -s /dev/sda mkpart primary fat16 0 700
parted -s /dev/sda mkfs 1 fat16
parted -s /dev/sda set 1 boot on
syslinux -f -U /dev/sda1 or syslinux /dev/sda1 (3.86)

Very many thanks to all,

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