Universal Netboot Installer

Intrepid netboot hangs on Acer Aspire One

Reported by Aaro Koskinen on 2009-01-27
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
UNetbootin
Undecided
Geza Kovacs
unetbootin (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Intrepid (8.10) netboot (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/intrepid/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/netboot.tar.gz) hangs on Acer Aspire One (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne110L). The laptop simply hangs with a blank screen.

However, if I remove or comment out the following line from pxelinux.cfg/default:

   default ubuntu-installer/i386/boot-screens/vesamenu.c32

it will proceed to load ubuntu-installer/i386/linux etc and starts the installer, and everything works fine.

Package version info (according to version.info file in the netboot.tar.gz):

   Debian version: 8.10
   Installer build: 20080522ubuntu23

As a comparison, the netboot.tar.gz from Hardy (8.04) (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-updates/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/netboot.tar.gz) works out of the box.

Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) wrote :

Likely unfixable; disabling vesamenu.c32 globally would mean that all users would be left with a command-line syslinux interface, which would greatly reduce usability, especially for those using ISOs which include numerous menu options. Since I'm not aware of any way to detect hardware which has a broken framebuffer unable to display syslinux, while manually blacklisting each individual computer unable to display a graphical syslinux menu is unfeasible, only perhaps an improvement in syslinux for supporting semi-functional hardware can potentailly fix this.

Changed in unetbootin:
assignee: nobody → gezakovacs
Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) wrote :

Marking as invalid in unetbootin (Ubuntu) since this relates to the software itself not the packaging.

Changed in unetbootin:
status: New → Invalid
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