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Booting from DVD problem: isolinux: Disk error 80



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This is often a difficult error to troubleshoot. It can be DVD it can be drive, it can be controller (or connection) problem. If you browse Google for this search string you will find all king of weird stories.

The key here is isolate the real culprit. The first hypothesis that needs to be testing is that the disk is bad.


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[Apr 18, 2011] Oracle Linux 5.6 DVD can't be booted on HP blade ProLiant BL460c G7

The drive that was OK to boot from instead of 601223-001

> HP External USB Drive CD/DVD R/RW

> Model: HSTNN-PD06-91

> HP PN: 5118819-001 Rev. B

> H/W: 01.01 F/W: RH61

> LightScribe, RW DVD+R DL, Compact Disc ReWritable, DVD Multi Recorder


Also known as USB-DVD-722

Problematic drive is external USB powered optical drive connected to the blade via the dongle that comes with each blade The DVD drive part number is 601223-001 (aka VV827AA#ABB)

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Re isolinux Disk error

On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 02:18:48PM -0700, Stephen Mah wrote:

> when I boot from this CD, I get:
> isolinux: Disk error 04, AX = 4200, drive 82
> Boot failed: press a key to retry...
> For some reason, I can't create a bootable CD anymore. I have't changed
> much besides, using buildinstall to customized this CD. I was able to
> build bootable CDs before without any problems.

Have you tried to boot the CD image with VMware or Bochs? All occasions
I had this error appeared to be speed incompatibilities between drive and
CD media
(I have spent *many* hours to find this non-existing problem too),
while the CD was perfectly mountable etc., but was just not bootable (on
most systems).

-- Jos Vos <jos xos nl>
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[Apr 12, 2011] Testing with Red Hat had shown that the same problem exists

This opens the opportunity to work with Red Hat

isolinux: disk error 80, ax = 4217, drive 9f

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