[syslinux] Additional file for pxelinux?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Jul 15 19:36:01 PDT 2005

Geert Stappers wrote:
>>is it possible to append more than only one file?
>>Atm i've the kernel and my initrd that are loading.
>>How can i access the other files in my diskimage?
>>My problem is, that i can't see/mount the additional files in my
>>diskimage, only the kernel and the initrd are shown. And I want to
>>have separate files, it is not possible for me to put all needed files
>>in the initrd to solve my problem. Or can I access the loaded
>>diskimage somewhere? I tried to put two append lines in the config but
>>the first append line was observed.
>>Is this supported, what must I write into the syslinux.cfg?
> I'm not sure, but I think it is not supported.
> What you are asking is "appending" a second file to the kernel.
> AFAIK support Linux kernel only a single initial ram disk.
> I suggest to solve the problem in the initrd, so that the first initrd
> retrieves the the second "initrd".

For initrd this is not possible (using any bootloader), but with 
initramfs it is, and syslinux 3 support it; just specify multiple 
initramfs files as a comma-separated list:



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