[syslinux] memdisk fails to boot HD image, if the system does not have an HD
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Wed Jan 26 11:00:59 PST 2005
Egan Ford wrote:
> memdisk fails to boot HD image, if the system does not have an HD.
> Has any seen this? Is there a solution?
> memdisk output:
> Disk is hard disk, 9216 K, C/H/S = 9/64/32
> Total size needed = 2063 bytes, allocating 3K
> Old dos memory at 0x9dc00 (map says 0x9dc00), loading at 0x9d000
> INT 13 08: Failure, assuming this is the only driveold: int13 = f000799a
> int15 = f000f859
> new: int13 = 9d000008 int15 = 9d000286
> Loading boot sector... booting...
> Non-System disk or disk error
> Replace and press any key when ready
Hmmm... DOS is hideously dependent on poking magic values in various
BIOS locations. Unfortunately I don't think I'll have time to rip apart
a system to run without HD any time soon, although I might be able to
turn the HD controller off in the BIOS.
Unfortunately, it's likely to still be BIOS-dependent, and you didn't
give any BIOS details.
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