Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#29 closed defect (fixed)

AirBoot hangs with blank screen -- CAD works

Reported by: Ben Rietbroek Owned by: Ben Rietbroek
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Boot Manager Version: 1.0
Keywords: Cc:


[build:20161010 -- Reported on AN-testers:20170217:'ArcaOS 4.9.5 Air Boot']

I have a 16 GB USB stick, formatted by win 10, as FAT32 (no LVM
information, naturally, and DFSEE says it is Large Floppy). If it is
attached at boot time (an Asus M3A78-EM motherboard, which does have some
issues with USB), the BIOS "sees" it. It is not bootable, so BIOS properly
ignores it. Then, the screen turns black, flashes something, for about 1/4
second, and nothing else happens. This would seem to be Air Boot, which
should also ignore it. I will note, that the old Air Boot (1.1.0), on my
L530, causes a message that there is a HDD with a bad partition table, and
it refuses to go further until I remove the stick (at least there is a clue
that something is wrong). I can reboot, with CAD, so it isn't hung. DSFEE
finds nothing wrong with it, and win 10 is perfectly happy with it. Even
Lars' USB driver (USB215) is perfectly happy to use it, when I plug it in
after booting. AN USB 11.14 says it isn't usable (FAT32, > 2 GB, without a
partition, and LVM information).

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Ben Rietbroek

Owner: set to Ben Rietbroek
Status: newaccepted

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by Ben Rietbroek

This is an issue with removable media present at boot time.
The screen being blank should not occur, it should at least show something.
Improvements for handling removable media are in the queue.
The 20161010 build does not have them yet.
This issue will be revisited with upcoming test builds.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Ben Rietbroek

Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed

* This issue is assumed to be fixed *

There is a new release of AiR-BOOT which should fix this issue.
It can be downloaded here:

If this specific issue is *not* fixed, then please create a *new* ticket
here,, describe the problem you
are experiencing and insert a *reference* to this issue if you think it is

Happy booting,


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