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

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Aug 28 18:24:15 PDT 2007

c.lee111 at gmail.com wrote:
> I was using using boot from an hard disk as an indication that my 
> machine *DOES* support LBA booting from the BIOS.

... from a hard disk, yes.  Different thing.

> In fact I don't think any of the USB cardreaders/usb flashdrives I use or 
> ever seen has LBA/EBIOS support in the same sense as a harddrive, especially
> if what the output of lshw is showing concering them is true.

LBA/EBIOS is a BIOS issue, it has nothing to do with the drives 
themselves, with the exception of some very old IDE hard drives.


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