[syslinux] SYSLINUX 3.11-pre3 -- release candidate
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Fri Aug 26 09:56:52 PDT 2005
Bernd Blaauw wrote:
> H. Peter Anvin schreef:
>> Discarded, replaced with "floppy=1".
> I finally read up on documentation, and indeed 'floppy=N' parameter is
> mentioned there. Any valid numbers aren't mentioned, but as MEMDISK is
> usually only meant for DOS, valid numbers are 0 and 1.
> I don't know if it depends on my VMware 5.5 bios, but when using
> 'floppy=1', Memdisk reports the 360KB image I load as 'harddrive' ,
> while 'floppy' (same for 'floppy=0') reports 'disk image is a floppy'
> Perhaps I should be testing with MSDOS instead of FreeDOS, as the
> bootsector of the disk image is involved?
It's not. That logic is entirely within MEMDISK itself. There might be
a bug in the printouts.
>> MEMDISK itself? No.
> So there's a decompression engine for disk images, but none for
> compressed files you want to run?
> That would mean the program you want to run itself would have to support
You *almost* got it right... the bulk of MEMDISK *is* the decompression
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