Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 110465
will not load from CD on Shuttle FV24, complains about BIOS
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
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Description of problem:
On attempting to boot from CD, syslinux complains about a
badly broken BIOS, and nothing more happens (no kernel loads,
etc). Booting from floppy, no problems.
NB: This system has been booted from many other CD's;
Knoppix works just fine, for example, and I installed Mandrake
on it some time ago with no need to boot from floppy.
So it seems to be something about this particular syslinux
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure Fedora Core 1 CD is in CDROM drive, no boot floppy
in the floppy drive
2. Turn on computer
Actual Results: One or two lines (can't recall, and don't have system
showing SYSLINUX and "badly broken BIOS" and at that point
system is locked up
Expected Results: kernel should load, and installation process should
The BIOS on the FV24 (this is the flex-atx motherboard in
Shuttle's first small-form-factor bare-bones system) can't be
_that_ broken, can it?
Yes, the BIOS can very much be "_that_ broken". That's why that message exists.