[syslinux] Smart Boot Manager question
bblaauw at home.nl
Mon Sep 26 10:08:48 PDT 2005
Vijaya Poudyal schreef:
>Thank you very much for creating this very useful program.
I have no idea if the original people behind Smart Boot Manager can be
contacted, honestly I doubt it.
>I downloaded the DOS version because there was a suggestion in th isolinux website.
I've incorporated Syslinux, Memdisk, Memtest86 and Smart Boot Manager
into my FreeDOS bootdisk.
An interim version can be found at:
use some program (dd, diskcopy, winimage, rawrite) to write the image to
diskette, then boot from this diskette, and select smart boot manager
(converted into Syslinux com32 module). In that menu, select to boot
That should replace the system's own Eltorito stack (the code for how to
boot from cdrom devices).
I think it is required to have the cdrom drive listed into the system's
>I was not able to detect the cd-rom on my pentium II computer with Award BIOS 4.51 v 1.10.
Strange, is it normal IDE/Atapi drive, with proper setting
(master?/slave?/cableselect?) on primary or secondary ide channel of the
>I tried to set the IDE i/o address but I am not sure where to get the i/o address information.
not necessary usually
>I used the i/o address in the Win98 device manager IDE controller properties window. Is that the correct address. I did ctrl-I to rescan drives without success.
>My main objective is to boot linux from cd-rom. isolinux gives disk error, 80 with AX=4240.
That would assume booting from cdroms actually works already for you.
Maybe smart boot manager will do the trick indeed.
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