[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.
Ante Lazarusic wrote:
> 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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