[syslinux] mbr to flash

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Jul 19 10:41:29 PDT 2002

Rene Reichert wrote:
> Dear Mr Anvin,
> we use SYSLINUX for our industrial embedded devices and it works very good. 
> You can see them at www.control.de (EDSP and TRZB) if you want.
> Questions 1:
> I didnt find out how to put the DOS mbr, delivered with SYSLINUX, to my 
> bootdevice. What is the right command?

Actually, that one doesn't work unless you have SYSLINUX 2.00-pre6.  The 
command would be:

   dd if=mbr.bin of=/dev/XXXXX conv=notrunc

> Question 2:
> When I want to use PXELINUX with a BIOS that does not support Network boot via 
> PXE is it possible to write a PXE boot stack to a floppy (or flashdisk) to 
> use it? OK, Etherboot does work but PXELINUX is more elegant ;-).

Sure, if you have one.


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