bugGNU GRUB - Bugs: bug #19235, GRUB and ISO Master


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bug #19235: GRUB and ISO Master

Submitted by:  Andrew Smith <mig21>
Submitted on:  Thu 08 Mar 2007 07:06:12 AM UTC  
Category:  Booting Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Software Error
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name:  Andrew
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  unknown
Release:  None Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None

Sat 15 Dec 2007 09:44:50 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Unfortunately we do not currently have the resources to track down this kind of requests. Please reopen this bug if you can provide a patch, or if you're willing to work on this issue.


Robert Millan <robertmh>
Project Administrator
Thu 08 Mar 2007 07:06:12 AM UTC, original submission:  


I have received a couple of bug reports for ISO Master saying that the ISOs it writes aren't bootable. After looking at it for a while I've decided the thing that's most likely at fault has something to do with GRUB. The CDs are FC-6-i386-livecd-1.iso and NimbleX-2007.iso

Both start to boot but hang. Fedora prints this:

Loading stage2 ....

And NimbleX prints this:

Loading stage1.5 .

GRUB loading, please wait...

Both hang there unresponsive, cursor doesn't blink, the keyboard doesn't seem to work at all.

I compared the original ISOs with the edited ones. They are exactly the same except for the location of the boot file in the boot info table (that's in the stage2_eltorito file) which needs to be changed so that the BIOS will find it.

Please help me find the problem. I have no idea what version GRUB is on either of those but both distros are available online you can take a look:

If you care to see the problem for yourself, please download this version of iso master: http://littlesvr.ca/isomaster/releases/isomaster-0.8-rc1.tar.bz2

But I'll post any file here if it may help figure out what's wrong.

Thanks in advance, I appreciate your time.

Andrew Smith <mig21>


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