[syslinux] mkisofs for Windows and 2 GB limitation

Andrea Mazzoleni amadvance at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 00:47:24 PST 2005

I have some users reporting problems creating isolinux bootable DVD
bigger than 2 GB in Windows.  The resulting DVD doesn't boot.

I've found this problem also mentioned in some forums, but I wasn't
able to find a mkisofs binary for Windows without this bug.

Please note that this isn't a problem of isolinux. Creating the same
DVD with a recent mkisofs in Linux results in a bootable disk.

I hope that someone in this mailing list have already addressed this problem. 

The command used to create the image is:

mkisofs -r -J -o advcd.iso -V AdvanceCD -sort support/iso.srt -hide-rr-moved 
-b boot/isolinux/isolinux.bin -c boot/isolinux/boot.cat -no-emul-boot 
-boot-load-size 32 -boot-info-table image

Andrea Mazzoleni
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