iso image boots to error gfxboot.c32: not a COM32R image boot:

Bug #1342626 reported by howefield on 2014-07-16
This bug affects 31 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
syslinux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Image boots to error which repeats until the tab key is pressed.

"gfxboot.c32: not a COM32R image

Tab key reveals the following options.. live live-install check memtest hd mainmenu help

Typing live proceeds to boot into desktop.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: syslinux 3:6.03~pre18+dfsg-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-3.8-generic 3.16.0-rc4
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-3-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.14.4-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Wed Jul 16 10:35:55 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-07-12 (3 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Alpha amd64 (20140712)
SourcePackage: syslinux
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

howefield (howefield) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in syslinux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

I have this issue too with Ubuntu 14.10

Nick (nick-power) wrote :


press TAB and then type live and hit enter

Jenny Lynn (jennyxcoffee) wrote :


John Hart (jlhart68) wrote :

This affects me today (2015.09.09) on two computers running Ubuntu 14.04LTS. has it been fixed in 15.04?

It looks like this bug has been around for several years, why no corrections yet?

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