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Bug 2329 - isolinux: Disk error 00, drive F0
Summary: isolinux: Disk error 00, drive F0
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Release Media
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Everything (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 All
: Lowest normal (vote)
Assignee: Daniel Robbins (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-05-02 05:25 UTC by Reinhard Wilhelm
Modified: 2005-03-25 11:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Reinhard Wilhelm 2002-05-02 05:25:58 UTC
Hi all,

I think the following bug is a isolinux-bug. Allthough I ask you, because the 
bug caused an boot failure and I have no chance to install gentoo linux - and 
this is really tragic, because I need urgently a really fast linux for via 
voice (based on java !) or for dragon speaking system (based on wine/windows). 
My System is an AMD 400, ASUS P5A (Ali), SCSI (Symbios Logic) and two SCSI-CD-
ROMs from Pioneer and Philips. The flash bios are all actualised. Therefore I 
think, I can`t more optimized the hardware-system.

When I boot from the gentoo-1a-linux-cdrom I got this message:

ISOLINUX 1.67 2002-02-03 isolinux: Disk error 00, drive F0
Boot failed: press a key to retry...

Is there a possibility to boot from diskette ?
I hope, you can help me and to hear from you. Many thanks

Comment 1 Chad Huneycutt (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-05-02 12:29:55 UTC
Please search the mailing lists for alternate ways to install Gentoo.  There is
also an alternative install howto on  I know that there are at
least instructions on how to install Gentoo from an existing Linux distribution
and using a rescue floppy such as tomsrtbt.  I will leave the bug open as an
indication that your hardware does not work with our boot CD, though.
Comment 2 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-10-03 13:55:19 UTC
Does other distro CD's boot fine ?
Comment 3 Mark Guertin 2002-10-05 10:55:16 UTC
Hmm again I think this may have to do with the old style boot CD... does the
1.4_rc1 boot cd stuffs work?
Comment 4 Daniel Robbins (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-12-16 23:17:09 UTC
Please try the 121600 or later livecd at

This CD uses isolinux 2.0 (latest version) and may resolve your problem.
Comment 5 Bob Johnson (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-04-20 09:48:21 UTC
reopen if latest cd doesnt work
Comment 6 Chris Gianelloni (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-25 11:24:20 UTC
Moving these so we can remove the "Install CD" component from "Gentoo Linux".

I apologize to everyone for this spam, but according to the bugzilla developers,
this is the only reasonable way to do this.