Bug 276931 - "Boot error" Sept 4th diskboot.img i386 and x86_64
"Boot error" Sept 4th diskboot.img i386 and x86_64
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: syslinux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-09-04 14:33 EDT by Warren Togami
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-04 17:06:00 EDT
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Description Warren Togami 2007-09-04 14:33:01 EDT
Tested machines:
Thinkpad T41
Thinkpad T60

1) diskboot.img dd'ed onto a USB stick.
2) "Boot error" is the only thing you see when booting.  Doesn't even reach kernel.
Comment 1 Will Woods 2007-09-04 15:03:36 EDT
Sounds like a BIOS problem. IIRC with my Thinkpads I had to put a DOS partition
table on the stick, mark partition 1 as bootable, and dd the image onto
/dev/sdX1 instead.
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2007-09-04 17:06:00 EDT
Indeed, that solves the problem here.  Damn Thinkpads.  GRR..

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