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Fedora 7 isolinux test

For Fedora 7's boot menu to work with the qemu video BIOS, we need to make a late change with syslinux to prefer 16bpp over 24bpp. This is a little scary for this stage of the game. To help ensure that this change won't lead to bigger regressions across the board, we've created a test ISO image that we would appreciate getting testing feedback on.

You can download the image from [1] . Burn it to a CD, and try to boot it on as much hardware as you can find. Please then add your results to this table.

Works? (Y/N) Video hardware Simple machine description Reporter Notes
Y Cirrus qemu virtual machine katzj
Y std-vbe qemu virtual machine katzj
Y Cirrus qemu/kvm virtual machine katzj
Y Intel i945 Mac Mini wwoods
Y Intel i915 ThinkPad T43 wwoods
Y nVidia Quadro NVS 285 Dell Precision 380 wwoods
Y XGI Volari Z7 Dell PowerEdge SC 430 wwoods
N Cirrus Xen HVM 3.0.3 + Intel CPU berrange (not a regression from test4)
N Cirrus Xen HVM 3.1.0 + Intel CPU berrange (not a regression from test4)
Y Cirrus Xen HVM 3.0.5 + AMD CPU berrange
Y TNT2 Omnitech P3 bruno
Y ATI M56GL (Mob/FireGL 5200) Lenovo T60p pfrields
Y nVidia NV11 (GeForce2MX rev a1) Homebrew pfrields
Y ATI 3D Rage Pro Dell Optiplex GXa pfrields
Y S3 Unichrome Pro VIA x86_64 box notting
Y ATI R250 (Mob/FireGL 9000) Thinkpad T40p notting
Y nVidia NV18 [GeForce 4 MX - nForce GPU] Shuttle SN41G2V3 bjohnson
Y Silicon Integrated System [SiS] 64x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter HP Pavilion 751n bjohnson
Y NVIDIA RIVA TNT built bjohnson
Y ATI Technologies Inc M24 1P [Radeon Mobility X600] HP ZD7000A Laptop bjohnson
?? Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] Dell Dimension L500 cx bjohnson Boot the iso ok, but there is no color. Everything is black and white like a terminal. You can't see a cursor or any selector, even when you move it up and down. You can see the text though.
Y Cirrus Logic GD5480 generic rackmount bjohnson
Y Radeon 9200 ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe ckunkel
Y nVidia GEForce FX5500 Homebrew AOpen AX6BC gstool
Y nVidia GEForce 7300GT Homebrew Asus A8NE gstool
Y ATI Radeon 7500 Homebrew Soyo KT333 Dragon Ultra gstool
Y ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 Compaq Armada Laptop gstool
Y ATI Rage Mobility P/M Compaq Evo Laptop gstool
Y Neomagic Corporation NM2200 [MagicGraph 256AV] (rev 20) HP Omnibook 4150 dtimms
Y nVidia Corporation NV31 [GeForce FX 5600] (rev a1) asus a7n8x amd athlon dtimms
Y ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 27) dell poweredge 1600sc dual xeon dtimms
Y Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Integrated HP Compaq nx6320 centrino duo dtimms
Y VMware Inc [VMware SVGA II] PCI vmware-server-1.0.2 guest dtimms
Y ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800 Pro] Homebrew gbofspam at gmailcom
Y ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x (rev 64) Vaio PCG-Z600TEK laptop gbofspam at gmailcom
Y nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev a1) Homebrew gbofspam at gmailcom
Y Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G400/G450 (rev 04) Homebrew gbofspam at gmailcom
Y ATI 9200 DJBbox dual athlon bruno
Y VESA card VirtualBox 1.3.8 fabian
Y Intel i915GM Dell Latitude D610 fabian
Y Intel i855GM Dell Latitude D400 fabian
Y nVidia GeForce 6 Asus Pundit AHA fabian
N Intel Direct Accelerated Graphics Dell Optiplex GX 110 fabian only menu black and white
Y nVidia Dell Inspiron 8000 fabian
Y Intel i855GM Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo M7405 ZoltanMagyar
Y nVidia NV34 GeForce FX 5200 Home-built AMD Athlon XP ZoltanMagyar
N Intel i810 (82810E) Compaq Presario 7599, Intel Pentium III 700 MHz, 512 MB RAM Beedi Backround image not visible, only black & white. Also, no selection bar is visible so I am unable to tell what is selected.
Y ATI Radeon X1600 MacBook Pro 2.33GHz david -deleteme- at
Y ATI Technologies Inc. RV370 [Radeon X300] Dell Optiplex GX280 brabantm
Y ATI Technologies Inc. RV100 [Radeon 7000/VE] Homebrew brabantm
Y Intel 82845 Homebrew brabantm
Y ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV200 QW [Radeon 7500] Homebrew SebastianVahl
Y nVidia Corporation NV28 [GeForce4 Ti 4200 AGP 8x] (rev a1) Homebrew SebastianVahl
Y ATi FireGL v3300 HP xw4400 Workstation Christian Reiter
Y Intel i915GV onboard HP dc5100 Christian Reiter
Y ATi Rage Fury PRO Whitebox (Asus P4T, P4 1,7 GHz) Christian Reiter
Y ATI Mobile Radeon 9500(M10) HP nw8000 laptop Mauri Korkeala
Y NVidia GeForce 6800GT AGP Whitebox (AMD X2, Abit) Mauri Korkeala
Y VIA UniChrome Pro (rev01) VIA EPIA EN15000G Mauri Korkeala
Y Intel Q965/Q963 Express Chipset Family (onboard) HP dc5700 Microtower Christian Reiter
Y ATI Radeon X300 graphics (onboard) HP dc5750 Microtower Christian Reiter
Y Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS HP nx6110 Laptop Christian Reiter
Y ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 HP nx6325 Laptop Christian Reiter
Y VMware Inc [VMware SVGA II] VMWare-Workstation 5.5.3-build-34658 (Windows HOST) Yovko Yovkov
Y nVidia Corporation NV25 [GeForce4 Ti 4200] (rev a3) Homebrew SebastianVahl
Y nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 440] (rev a3) Homebrew SebastianVahl
Y Ati Radeon 7500 Mobility IBM T41 Tony Watkins
Y Gigabyte NVidia GeForce 5900XT Homebrew Tony Watkins
Y Gigabyte NVidia GeForce 6600 Homebrew Tony Watkins
N VIA K8M890- 3230 Homebrew Glenn Sullivan Works until a certain point is reached and then I get a "No driver found" error. Smolt hardware description @
Y Radeon 8500 Series Whitebox i386 Nathanael Noblet
Y RV530LE Radeon X1650 Pro Homebrew AMD64 X2 Nathanael Noblet
Y Radeon 7200 Series Homebrew Intel 2.4 G Asus P4B533 Steve Bills
Y Riva TNT2 Model 64 P3 Katmai Steve Bills
Y nVidia NV25 GeForce4 Ti 4600 AMD Steve Bills
Y ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 IBM Thinkpad T41 Exile In Paradise Smolt data:
Y nVidia NV43 GeForce 6600GTOC/AGP/SSE2 Homebrew Exile In Paradise Smolt data:
Y nVidia Corporation C51PV [GeForce 6150] Abit NF-M2 AMD64 X2 zaptac
Y Intel GMA900 MSI S260 zaptac
Y ATI Radeon xPress 1100 (xPress 200M) Acer Aspire 5102WLMi AMD Turion 64 x2 Jolly
Y ATI Radeon 7200 Homebrew GA7N400 Pro2 AMD Jolly
Y ATI RAGE 128 Homebrew Abit KT7 AMD Jolly
Y Riva TNT2 Vanta Homebrew MS6118 i440LX Jolly
Y Riva TNT2 Pro Homebrew Jolly
Y nVidia Gforce 6800 go dell inspiron 9300 notebook dtimms 1920x1200 256MB stretches to full screen nicely
N nVidia Quadro Dell Precision 690 MichaelWiktowy Video, countdown and booting of installer works but cannot use USB keyboard to select boot options (not a regression from test4) Smolt Profile:
Y Matrox Millennium G450 IBM ZPro 6866 (dual P3 proc) DaveSilva
Y Chips & Technologies 65555 PCI (chipset) Toshiba 335CDS DaveSilva
Y NVIDEA GeForce 6800 GT HP Pavillion A257 DaveSilva
Y Intel 945GM HP nx6310 Michal Karas
Y Intel 945GM Acer Aspire 3692WLMi notebook Graham Smith
Y ATI Radeon X550 Custom, ASUS A8N-E based, Athlon 64 3200+ Graham Smith
Y ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 Toshiba Satellite P30 notebook Graham Smith
Y Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME IBM Thinkpad R51 Graham Smith



Failed to rebrand the first screen top line "fedora core". Actually, after the first screen, top left is: Welcome to Fedora Core. and eg CD Not Found: The Fedora Core CD was not found in ... insert Fedora Core CD....

-- This is due to it being generated with some old scripts I had lying around; real spins end up saying Fedora

image quality

- image quality is inferior. With 16bpp, are you limited to a particular palette ?
- Yes, we're limited to 16 bits per pixel - i.e. 32768 colors. However, this should be compatible with more video BIOSes, so the tradeoff is worthwhile.

i810 text mode menu

i810 machines don't get the graphical image and instead come up in just a black and white text mode. This also occurs with older boot.isos. i810 also doesn't work with the vesa driver in X. So I think that this is just a general problem of the hardware not supporting vesa. I've fixed things in CVS so that you get proper highlight with the text mode menu like this.