[syslinux] problems with 2880 linux floppy image

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sat Nov 1 14:38:11 PST 2003

Patty O'Reilly wrote:
> The client boots memdisk but fails to boot the 2880 floppy image. In
> fact, it also fails to boot the stock RH bootdisk.img which is 1440 K.
> The last message on the client is "Loading boot sector... booting..."
> and it hangs. I can tell from the output on the client's screen and
> network sniffing that the client receives the image and is aware of
> its size.

You can't boot Linux using MEMDISK, since it wants to talk to the 
hardware directly.


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