On Sun, 2 Nov 2008 17:11:09 UTC in comp.os.linux.hardware,
markhobley@hotpop.donottypethisbit.com (Mark Hobley) wrote:

> > It was another variable that might prevent booting.

> I'm going to examine the original .iso images for the Sarge and Etch
> cdrom disks to see if there is anything different between them.

I seem to remember that there are two different boot formats for CDs - they can
either boot in floppy emulation mode (the older style) or in hard disk format. I
don't know if the drive itself makes any difference to which one is supported or
if it is a BIOS-only decision.

Trevor Hemsley, Brighton, UK
Trevor dot Hemsley at ntlworld dot com