[syslinux] problems with 2880 linux floppy image

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sat Nov 1 15:31:57 PST 2003

H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 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.

Actually, come to think of it, you should be able to boot a syslinux 
disk image with memdisk.  It's probably not a good idea, however... if 
nothing else you will lose those megabytes of memory.


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