Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81041
loading spec packet failed for Null and 7.3 isolinux install; 6.1 installs with no problem
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
Both Null Beta and 7.3 installer will not give install boot prompt.
After System reads BIOS the following boot message appears:
ISOLINUX 1.75 2002-06-14 isolinux: loading spec packet failed,
trying to wing it...
isolinux: Extremely Broken BIOS detected, last ditch attampt with drive=FF
isolinux: Disk error 01, AX=4275, drive FF
Boot failed: press a key to retry...
Machine hangs, does not respond to key press.
RedHat 6.1 is installed on this machine without problem
The problem occurs for both the Null Beta Install CD and for
the 7.3 Install CD. Both of these CD's were used to install
on other machines successfully.
The platform uses an american mega trends motherboard:
MB-8500TVX-A ver1.1 with 3PCI slots, 4 ISA slots
VIA II VT82C42N Chipset.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Powerup with Install CD in Drive D:
Actual Results: Boot Failed
Expected Results: Install Boot Prompt
Have you tried 8.0 or the more recent Phoebe beta?
I've tried 8.0 with same result. I have not tried Phoebe beta.
This is a BIOS bug. You might check for an updated BIOS for your system, but
otherwise, you'll either need to boot from floppy or burn just boot.img to a CD.