Boot failure on FC4 install

Kam Leo kam.leo at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 19:34:54 UTC 2005


On 7/8/05, Matthew Saltzman <mjs at ces.clemson.edu> wrote:
> Following myself up:
> 
> On Thu, 7 Jul 2005, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> 
> > Booting from CD 1 produces the boot screen.  Pressing Enter produces:
> >
> >    ISOLINUX 3.08 2005-05-19 isolinux: Loading spec packet failed, trying
> >    to wing it...
> >    isolinux: Found something at drive=9F
> >    isolinux: Found something at drive=81
> >    isolinux: Found something at drive=80
> >    isolinux: Looks like it might be right, continuing...
> >    isolinux: Image checksum error, sorry...
> >
> >    Boot failed: press a key to retry...
> >
> > This happens with a CD1 that burned correctly and has been used to install on
> > two other machines.  It also happens with a CD burned with boot.iso from the
> > images/ directory on the same drive I'm booting from.  Same result booting
> > with "linux nodma".
> >
> > The machine is an Athlon T-Bird on an ASUS A7V motherboard.  The IDE
> > controller (hard disk) is a Promise Ultra-100.  The SCSI controller (CD-ROM
> > and <blush> SyJet drive) is a BusLogic BT-958.
> 
> This is definitely related to the SCSI controller or devices.  A similar
> machine with an IDE CD-ROM boots with no problem.
> 
> >
> > Suggestions?
> 
> Still open to suggestions or an answer to the question:
> 
>         Why did FC3 work fine where FC4 fails so miserably?
> 
> >
> > TIA.
> >
> 
> --
>                 Matthew Saltzman
> 
> Clemson University Math Sciences
> mjs AT clemson DOT edu
> http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs
> 

Do you have an existing OS installed on the machine that has problems
with the CD?  If so perform a media check using that machine.  Your
problem may be due to the CD drive not being able to read these FC4
discs.  I would suggest that you try different media and/or burn the
discs at a lower speed, e.g. 12X instead of 24X or higher.




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