[syslinux] Re: Memdisk and hard drive images

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Dec 24 00:05:36 PST 2002

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anutma at cmsd.bc.ca wrote:
> First of all THANKYOU!
> I am a tech at Coast Mountains School District, we have 6 techs and close to 
> 3000 computers. We have need using Neboot, and have recently switched to grub 
> using nbgrub. With Memdisk, life has been great (well easier) 
> What I am trying to do is create a small windows 9x install, image it and run it 
> from ram. So far I found I can only tftp max 32meg image, so I switched to using 
> the local hdd, but after memdisk loads the image I get the 
> not bootable error

PXELINUX has no such 32 MB limitation (it pretty much implies a bug in 
either GRUB or your TFTP server.)

> I have done lots of images with floppies, using dd, even resizing them to 2.88meg 
> using winimage. But when I run 
> dd if=/dev/hda1 of=winimage.img bs=512; I seem to be loosing some thing (mbr)
> I also tried winimage and got the same results

Use dd if=/dev/hda of=winimage.img instead.


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