[syslinux] Re: Menu system limitations

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Apr 28 22:56:10 PDT 2004

ganapathy murali krishnan wrote:
> The only reason I said EXE or COM32, is incase we cross the 64KB limit. 
> I never thought
> of SYSLINUX+floppy (need to see if I have a floppy drive/disk somewhere 
> :-)).

You'd still have to deal with 16-bit code if you mean DOS EXE, and the 
gcc toolchain can't do it.  The mingw toolchain can be used to build 
Win32 EXE binaries, but that requires a very different API (it would be 
easier, and more appropriate, to make the test binaries be Linux binaries.)


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