boot from first hard disk fails

Bug #1407520 reported by Lyn Perrine on 2015-01-04
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
syslinux (Ubuntu)
Medium
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre

Bug Description

1. Ensure that there is an installed OS
2. Boot to live system on BIOS
3. Select language
4. select boot from first hard drive

EXPECTED RESULT
The system boots normally from the first hard drive.

ACTUAL RESULT
The system does not boot, but instead prints "Boot failed: press a key to retry..."

AFFECTED VERSIONS
Xenial to Cosmic (perhaps even earlier)

NOTES
EFI systems use GRUB2 instead of isolinux and they don't even have the option to boot to the first hard disk, itself seeming like a bit of a bug.

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:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1407520

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
Walter Lapchynski (wxl) wrote :

Wherein cyphermox implicates himself in resolving this:
https://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2018/08/22/%23ubuntu-release.html#t19:39

Changed in syslinux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
description: updated
Changed in syslinux (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox)
Walter Lapchynski (wxl) on 2018-10-07
summary: - boot from first hard disk fails to find disks
+ boot from first hard disk fails
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