[syslinux] Problem booting from CF/SD cards and USB Flashdrives using syslinux

c.lee111 at gmail.com c.lee111 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 07:25:22 PDT 2007

[root at localhost mystuff]# /usr/share/syslinux/mkdiskimage -z /dev/sdg 0 64 32
[root at localhost mystuff]# syslinux /dev/sdg1

PS. This change to using mkdiskimage would most likely work better than 
the above since it handles larger (1 gig+) SD/CF/USB Flashdrives better.

Well, it does on my system....

[root at localhost clee2]# /usr/share/syslinux/mkdiskimage -z /dev/sdg 0 255 63
[root at localhost clee2]# syslinux /dev/sdg1

[root at localhost clee2]# /sbin/fdisk /dev/sdg

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sdg: 1025 MB, 1025482752 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 124 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdg1   *           1         124      995998+   6  FAT16
Command (m for help):q 


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