[syslinux] PXE floppy, PXELINUX and LOCALBOOT

Alexander Heinz mailsanmich at gmx.li
Tue Jan 25 14:32:59 PST 2005

> A friend of mine has tried a PXE floppy (build from the new etherboot 
> 5.3.12) to load PXELINUX.0; a menu voice of the pxelinux.cfg use the 
> LOCALBOOT statement.
> Selecting this statement, the PC retry to boot from the floppy... is 
> this normal?
> The user expected that LOCALBOOT would have tried the NEXT boot device 
> (ie CDROM or HD), not the FIRST boot device (the floppy)...

Not an answer to your question but maybe interesting for you:

Are you aware of chain.c32?

You can boot from your hard disk with this com32 module.


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