[syslinux] bootable floppy image question

Murali Krishnan Ganapathy gmurali at cs.uchicago.edu
Wed Sep 8 09:00:58 PDT 2004

Memdisk can only emulate floppy disks and hard disks, not CDROM drives.
Your only solution is to unpack all the iso's and create one iso from it.

- Murali

Ante Lazarusic wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd be very grateful if someone can help me with the process of creating 
> bootable floppy images to be used with isolinux/memdisk.
> I usually do the following:
> label image
>     kernel memdisk
>     append initrd=/bootdisk/image.img floppy
> (lines in isolinux.cfg file)
> Sometimes I pass memdisk the c/h/s parameters, depending on the image 
> size. I have learned from this mailing list how to create different, 
> non-standard sized images. Everything works fine while I use the floppy 
> images created with rawwrite or dd directly off a floppy, and then 
> eventually resized with mkdosfs. But I've come to the point where I can 
> find no solution.
> To be specific, I would like to use windows xp pe bootable cd like an 
> image. Anyway, it doesn't neccessarily have to be winxp pe, it could, 
> for example, be any live linux cd (movix, knoppix mame...). I just want 
> to know how to create (or use already created) *.iso image that will 
> work with memdisk's multiple choices.
> Best regards,
> -- 
> Ante Lazarusic
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