[syslinux] SYSLINUX works on more than 'floppy' media

Blaauw,Bernd B. B.Blaauw at student.fontys.nl
Wed Mar 3 11:13:27 PST 2004

Syslinux installs on any fat12/fat16 device / partition / storage area.

I wonder why there exist both syslinux.exe and syslinux.com though..
if NT family -> use NT write methods from syslinux.exe
else use DOS write methods from syslinux.com

together with Memdisk with its Gzip support this allows for really nice bootable disk images with a big free part.
(example: load a compressed 100MB harddisk image).

with an average 2:1 compression rate you would be able to store 2.6MB of data on a 1.44MB diskette (syslinux -> memdisk -> gzip'd 2.88MB imagefile)

have fun using Syslinux. I do.

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