[syslinux] Disk images and syslinux

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Mar 21 10:24:39 PST 2003

Josef Siemes wrote:
> Hi,
> "Karri Puumanen" <karri.puumanen at mainframe.fi> schrieb am 21.03.03 09:01:45:
>>I have succesfully used bootable 1.44 and 2.88 images with syslinux/memdisk. No problemo there. The challenge is how to create a bootable 5-15 MB disk image with correct geometry, MBR, boot sector, active bit  etc.
> I can't help much with that. Someone suggested to use dosemu for this, with fdisk on a
> loopback mounted file - but I didn't try that.

FWIW, the mkdiskimage tool that comes with SYSLINUX can generate blank 
HD images, including ones in DOSEMU format.  MEMDISK can use DOSEMU 
format directly nowadays.


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