[syslinux] isolinux source, detecting 8086 cpu

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Feb 27 21:46:59 PST 2002

Michael K Ter Louw wrote:
> BTW, I'm thinking of using isolinux/memdisk for a project I'm working
> on.  I was wondering if you or anyone else had started working on the
> simple API for COMBOOT images yet.  If not, I'm thinking of going at it.
> At this point I need at least the ability to instruct isolinux to boot
> an image with memdisk.  Beyond that I would like to use the open
> file/getc/ungetc functions, maybe implement an unfiltered getline, and
> possibly make a findfirst/findnext routine for listing directories.

The sensible thing would be to implement a subset of the DOS API (INT 
21h), so that it could be invoked either via COMBOOT or from DOS 
directly.  I have looked at it several times, but it's been one of those 
things "in case there is ever interest."


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