[syslinux] PXElinux & memdisk

Rob Keeling rob at rjkeeling.freeserve.co.uk
Sat May 22 12:14:07 PDT 2004

I am trying to acheve pxe booting of a image of barts boot disk (www.nu2.nu).

I have managed to get LTSP booting via pxelinux, so I know my dhcp/tftp servers are ok.

However when I try to boot memdisk with either a stock suselinux boot image file (taken from 
SuSE 9.1) or my dos disk (created by dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/imagefile) 

I get output like


command line : BOOT_IMAGE=memdisk initrd=sussboot.img
Disk is floppy, 1440 K, C/H/S = 80/2/18
Total size needed 1359 bytes, allocating 2K
Old dos memory at 0xa0c00 (map says 0xa0c00), loading at 0xa0400
1588: 0x0000 15e801: 0x0000 0x0000
INT 13 08 : Success, count = 1, BPT =f000:8487
old: int13 = f000ec59 int15 = f000f859
new: int13 = a0400008 int15 = a0400272
Loading boot sector...

And hangs at this point.

Any ideas what I may be doing wrong?


Rob Keeling


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