[syslinux] Selecting hard disk boot when running syslinux from floppy

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Apr 5 12:15:50 PST 2002

rob beard (JIC) wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering if it is possible to have the option to boot from hard disk
> when syslinux loads from floppy.
> Basicly I'm trying to create a boot disk which gives me the option to boot
> from hard disk, possibly after 5 seconds incase I leave the floppy in by
> mistake.
> The systems I would be using this floppy on would be running Windows NT 4.0,
> Windows 2000 and possibly RedHat Linux 7.2.
> Is this possible?

Not in the current version.  Well, it *sort of* is... you could write a
COMBOOT program to chainload a harddisk.  Hmmm... you got me thinking
now.  Always a dangerous thing.

No new projects before 1.70 is out, though.  Anyone who can try out
1.70-pre1 and give me feedback would help that process along...


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