[syslinux] memdisk Trouble

Sven Geggus sven at geggus.net
Tue Jun 15 02:06:38 PDT 2004

Hi there,

while my memdisk setup works perfectly well an an Intel system it fails like
this on a Via-C3 based Mini-ITX system (copied manualy, I hope I did not
make a mistake):

Failed to Free base memory, sorry...
MEMDISK 2.08 (Debian, 2003-12-22) Copyright 2001-2003 H. Peter Anvin
e820: 0000000000000000 000000000009fc00 1
e820: 000000000009fc00 0000000000000400 1
e820: 00000000000f0000 0000000000010000 2
e820: 00000000ffff0000 0000000000010000 2
e820: 0000000000100000 00000000076f0000 1
e820: 00000000077f3000 000000000000d000 3
e820: 00000000077f0000 0000000000003000 4
Ramdisk at 0x07660000, length 0x00168000
command line: initrd=dose.img BOOT_IMAGE=memdisk
Disk is floppy, 1440 K, C/H/S = 80/2/18
Total size needed = 1440 bytes, allocating 2K
Old dos memory at 0x8b000 (map says 0xa0000), loading at 0x8a800
1588: 0xffff  15E801: 0x3c00 0x0666
INT 13 08: Sucess, count = 1, BPT = f000:8b26
old: int13 = f0009824  int15 = f000f859
new: int13 = 8a800008  int15 = 8a800272
Loading boot sector... booting...

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