[syslinux] localboot option in PXELINUX

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Jan 13 12:20:51 PST 2005

Gebhardt Thomas wrote:
> Hi,
> the syslinux docs say:
> On PXELINUX, specifying "LOCALBOOT 0" instead of a "KERNEL"
> option means invoking this particular label will cause a local
> disk boot instead of booting a kernel.
> What does "local disk boot" mean? Running the MBR of the first
> disk? 

On a properly functioning BIOS, it means boot the next device in the 
list (like having CD-ROM in your list with nothing in the drive... it 
goes on to the next thing.)


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