[Sugar-devel] Unbootable machine

Sascha Silbe sascha-ml-ui-sugar-devel at silbe.org
Mon Jun 1 13:46:31 EDT 2009

On Mon, Jun 01, 2009 at 11:38:05AM -0400, Caroline Meeks wrote:

>> I've found an ordinary desktop PC (with Phoenix Award BIOS 6.00PG) 
>> that
>> won't boot off a USB stick created by livecd-tools-024 with syslinux
>> (tested both versions 3.75 and 3.81).
>> The boot process drops to the "boot:" prompt with an error message:
>>   could not find kernel image: linux
If it already gets to this stage, the new partition setup won't help.

>> The same USB stick boots fine on any other computer I could find.
Very strange and unfortunately out of my area of knowledge.
One last idea: Have you tried other USB sticks yet? Perhaps it's a 
hardware incompatibility.

>> Does it seem like a syslinux bug?  And if turns out to be a known 
>> bug, is there a good workaround?
FWIW, the machine (Tyan S2495 based) I'm doing some USB stick testing on 
also claims to be Phone Award BIOS 6.00PG and it works fine (albeit 

CU Sascha

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