[syslinux] Memdisk/floppy image question
Murali Krishnan Ganapathy
gmurali at cs.uchicago.edu
Tue Feb 10 17:15:03 PST 2004
I meant that the script should do all the things necessary to create a
floppy image, including
* call mkdosfs with right param's
* Copy the right section of boot sector code (given an existing
* And output the C/H/S values for use with syslinux.
Frankly the verbose output of mkdosfs gives too much information. It
took me some time to realise that tracks and cylinder are the same thing
(almost). Just a simple script which can be used to create large floppy
images. I am planning to write one for my use anyway. Once I finish I
can post it here, for inclusion with syslinux.
BTW, is there anybody who use the large floppy feature of memdisk. It
sure beats having to fit things inside a 2.88 floppy image, and storing
a compressed ramdisk image inside a floppy image.
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>ganapathy murali krishnan wrote:
>>I created another one exactly the same size, and used the information
>>gives by mkdosfs this time. The same C/H/S combination worked. It might
>>be useful to have mkfloppyimage script, just like mkdiskimage. So people
>>like me don't do stupid things (like forgetting the parameters).
>>What would that do that mkdosfs doesn't?
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