[syslinux] [memdisk] remote boot fails: Non-System disk error

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Jan 13 12:59:55 PST 2005

Salman Haq wrote:
> Peter, thanks for the reply.
> I specified "h=2 s=18" and memdisk correctly auto discovered #cylinders 
> as 920. But that still doesn't do the trick.
> When I do a 'cat' on the 16MB image and looks at the first few pages on 
> the screen, it looks identical to the original 1.44 MB image. So I guess 
> the boot sector is being copied correctly. But then why does the big 
> image appear to be a non-system disk?

Because you copied, verbatim, a 1.44 MB filesystem.  The filesystem 
doesn't change size just because you dd it onto a larger device.


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