[syslinux] Important feature missing: Floppy booting from 2 disks

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Oct 13 17:51:01 PDT 2003

Dr. Michael Weller wrote:
> Distros, esp. Suse, use a patched syslinux, which prompts and allows a
> diskchange for a 2nd disk before loading initrd images.

Suse does.  Noone else, to the best of my knowledge.

I know this is a highly requested feature.  It's unfortunately rather
complex to support in a sane way.  SYSLINUX code assumes pretty strongly
that its entire filestore is always accessible; that doesn't mean it
can't be dealt with (there are several ways to do it), but all pretty
much require significant restructuring of the SYSLINUX code.


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