[syslinux] Creating a bootable partition on a USB disk with syslinux
ianbrn at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 01:45:54 PDT 2007
So the answer given by Ali is not enough:
>if you can see "ldlinux.sys" file on the disk syslinux did its job
As I understand, seeing "ldlinux.sys" does not yet says that it is bootable.
If I understand right, If it is bootable, than "fdisk -l" must show it
is bootable (by showing an '*' in the partition entry)
Another answer here said that you install an MBR and mark the partition active
by syslinux. "rpm -ql syslinux" shows me /usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin;
but I don't know how to
install an MBR and mark the partition active with syslinux (and if it
is possible at all).
On 9/10/07, H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:
> Ian Brown wrote:
> > My question is: shouldn't syslinux /dev/sdb1 create a bootable partition ?
> > Should I use fdisk for it ? (like the "a" command of fdisk,
> > toggle a bootable flag)
> You need to install an MBR and mark the partition active.
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