[syslinux] Booting windows NTFS volumes

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Mar 17 07:59:43 PST 2003

Tobias Svensson wrote:
> I just wanted to ask you a question..
> scince you are the creator of syslinux.. Do you think it is possible to 
> boot up a loopmounted linuxdistro on a NTFS volume with loadlin or 
> syslinux or something ?
> Like I have a distro (topologilinux) but currently I need a cd to boot 
> it up.. do you think it is possible to use windows own bootmanager and 
> start something that loopmount the file and start the system up ?

You would need to load the kernel and the initrd from another device, 
then set up the loopback mount from the initrd and pivot_root.


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