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

Lars Munch lars at segv.dk
Thu Mar 4 02:58:04 PST 2004

On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 08:13:27PM +0100, Blaauw,Bernd B. wrote:
> 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

Because you cannot link a 16bit DOS program with a 32bit windows
program, and you cannot use dos interrupts directly from a win32
program. If you really want mix the two programs you can use
vwin32.vxd and VWIN32_DIOC_DOS_XXX, see for example:


But then syslinux.exe will not work in dos and will still have the need
of two version of the syslinux installer.

Best regards
Lars Munch

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