[syslinux] Booting LINUX from external USB Hard Drive

Quinn plattel at tiscali.dk
Thu Oct 21 08:39:53 PDT 2004

Bela Markus wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to boot a LINUX system from an external USB Hard Drive. 
> Motherboard (ASUS P4P800) supports boot from USB with or without 
> floppy emulation. Is it possible to use syslinux for booting without 
> any floppy or CD, just from the external USB drive?
No problems there, just format the usb hard drive to fat, install 
syslinux on it and modify syslinux.cfg to point to the kernel and initrd 

Beware there is a bug in syslinux's memdisk in that it cannot boot msdos 
images while the usb drive is the primary hard drive.


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