[syslinux] Problems with Win32 syslinux
lars at segv.dk
Wed Dec 10 04:39:55 PST 2003
On Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 04:56:11PM -0800, Alex Pavloff wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: H. Peter Anvin [mailto:hpa at zytor.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 4:15 PM
> > To: H. Peter Anvin
> > Cc: Alex Pavloff; syslinux at zytor.com
> > Subject: Re: [syslinux] Problems with Win32 syslinux
> > Oh, yes: 2.07 contains some fixes for the Win32 installer. I
> > don't really know what they do, but you may want to try it out.
> It appears the fixes change the API used to determine whether or not the
> drive is removable or not, as well as remove a FlushFileBuffers() call.
> They don't seem to have any major changes in the way the program works.
> After testing all the Flash I have and running SYSLINUX.EXE on both type
> of CompactFlash with no problems, I suspect that we were just shipped an
> old batch of non-spec conforming CompactFlash that didn't implement the
> True-IDE access mode properly (despite the nice CF logo).
> I have no "32MB CHH" flash remaining, but it seems extremely unlikely
> that corruption of a CompactFlash would result in it ending up with a
> string containing the capacity of the CF.
Have you compared how the CompactFlashs are partitioned/formated? I have
experienced problems in windows 2000 if I try to erase all partitions
and repartition it again. After the repartition syslinux.exe runs fine
but the CompactFlashs are not bootable (no error message). To fix the
problem I erased *everything* on the flash using "dd" on linux and
partitioned it again on windows.
-- Lars Munch
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