[syslinux] COMBOOT examples?
aaron.mcsorley at amd.com
Tue Nov 25 07:46:03 PST 2003
I would love to see more comboot examples, some sort of menu system
woule be especially helpful. Where is the code that you mention below.
On Mon, 24 Nov 2003, ganapathy murali krishnan wrote:
> I wrote (what I think is) a useful piece of comboot code, to autoboot
> into various images. Here is a small explanation of what it does
> -------------- INTRO TO AUTOBOOTING -----------
> The comboot code, reads a "stack" of labels pops one off the "stack",
> and uses the comboot API to boot into the specified label. In case the
> "stack" is empty or the stack has not been setup, it boots into the
> label specified by its command line argument.
> Another utility, creates such a "stack" by writing the "stack" to an
> unused portion of the hard disk.
> A typical use is as follows
> ---- contents of file "bootorder" -----
> # Comment line
> # First install windows
> # Windows needs a few reboots off the local hard disk to
> # finish the installation.
> # Now we can start with the debian installation
> linstall firewall=yes image=debian
> ----- end of file "bootorder" -----
> $ writeker /dev/hda < bootorder
> after writeker has been called, every succesive boot using the comboot
> code will result in the execution of the images in the specified order.
> The writeker utility is a binary which executes under linux, the
> corresponding readker.c32 is the comboot code.
> ----------------------- END OF INTRODUCTION -----------------
> Would people like to see code like this packaged with syslinux?
> Hopefully more people will start to use COMBOOT to do some non-trivial
> - Murali
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