[syslinux] Dell OptiPlex GX620 can longer boot from CD with syslinux-5.X

Patrick Verner distrozilla at gmail.com
Tue Jul 2 16:34:03 PDT 2013

System: Dell OptiPlex GX620 (Both BIOS A10 and A11 affected)
Medium: Physical CD-RW
Observed: ISOLINUX 5.11 0x51D1AE48 ETCD_ is the only line displayed
on-screen. A flashing cursor trails at the end of the line. Escape key does
not return boot: prompt.
Line1 of syslinux.cfg: DEFAULT vesamenu.c32
Note: Reverting to syslinux-4.06 allows for successful booting on the same


On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 4:43 PM, Gene Cumm <gene.cumm at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Patrick Verner <distrozilla at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > This same system boots with syslinux-4.06. Let me know if there is
> > any further info you need. We tried syslinux-5.11-pre5 as well.
> What do you actually observe?
> Perhaps BIOS rev A11 and not A10 or earlier?  Regular physical CD and
> not an ISOHYBRID written to disk-like media or loaded with
> MEMDISK/grub4dos/gPXE/iPXE?  Using a menu
> (menu.c32/vesamenu.c32/gfxboot.c32)?  If so, tried without?
> --
> -Gene
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