[syslinux] Syslinux on PPC

Shalev NessAiver shalev at simplyphysics.com
Mon Nov 22 16:01:08 PST 2004

On Nov 21, 2004, at 10:55 PM, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> Shalev NessAiver wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am trying to get syslinux to work on my PPC machine. Now before you 
>> start yelling that it doesn't work and will never work just listen:
>> I have a usb flash drive that I want to make bootable for linux 
>> (DSL). The only system I have right now that has linux is PPC - but 
>> the usb drive is meant for an x86 system. So basically, I want to be 
>> able to run the 'syslinux' command on my PPC to make the usb stick 
>> bootable for an x86 system.
>> Is this possible? Can I just compile the sources myself on the PPC 
>> system?
> Probably; you might have to mess with the Makefiles somewhat, but in 
> theory it should work.  You might have to compile NASM for PPC.
> 	-hpa

Well, I tried 'make' and I got a whole host of errors. I started 
editing make files and commenting things out right and left, but in the 
end I determined that without guidance there was no way I could get 
that to work. So.....


All I want is to run one command:

syslinux '/dev/sdb1'

So I can make my usb drive bootable.

Is there any way on PPC?


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