Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78441
boot loader hangs for certain Toshiba models with buggy bioses (int 13) problem
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
The Psyche boot CD is based on syslinux/isolinux 1.75. I have found that it
freezes for about a minute on the ISOLINUX 1.75 screen, than installs without a
problem. This message appears: Failed to get sector size. I have rebuild a
custom CD with the version 2.0 isolinux.bin file. This problem seems to be
fixed for the Toshiba 8100 and 8200 models.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Psyche CD one
2. see message one screen
3. install normally.
Actual Results: Installs fine, after 1 minute lag
Expected Results: no lag, it should boot immediately
Redhat should consider using version 2.00 of syslinux/isolinux to create the
Forgot to mention, the problem only affects certain models from Toshiba.
Confirmed on Tecra 8100 and 8200. Problem does not appear to be an issue with
This is really something that needs to be fixed or worked around in the upstream
sources, or more likely fixed with a new firmware on your laptop.