[syslinux] MEMDISK without floppy drive
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Wed Aug 27 13:25:24 PDT 2003
Patrick J. LoPresti wrote:
> Robert Wruck <robert at rw-it.net> writes:
>>I tried to use memdisk 2.06 to boot a floppy image on my notebook
>>which doesn't have a floppy drive.
>>The boot failed, because the bootstrap code tried to reset the floppy
>>drive (int13, ah=00). Memdisk passes reset calls on to the original
>>int13 handler, which returns failure, because there is no floppy drive
>>to reset (#1).
> I and several of my users (http://unattended.sourceforge.net/) have
> observed this as well. I have been assuming it was a BIOS problem.
It *is* a BIOS problem, but not a very surprising one. The answer is
probably to not pass it down to the BIOS if (and only if) MEMDISK is the
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