[syslinux] boot Soekris 4801 with EXTLINUX

Evan Webb evan at lockdownnetworks.com
Wed May 25 09:57:27 PDT 2005

I suspect that the net4801 has the same problem as the net45xx that I
reported on Monday. I tested some more of the code, and it appears that,
strangely, the jump to the code in the 2nd sector (jz all_read) of
ldlinux.sys fails.

Peter, any ideas?

On Wed, 2005-05-25 at 08:49 -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Johan Linner wrote:
> > Hi.
> > 
> > I am trying to use EXTLINUX 3.08 to boot a Soekris net4801 from a 
> > CompaqFlash card.
> > BIOS reports the CF card as the first master harddisk.
> > During boot/load the loader hangs after this output:
> > EXTLINUX 3.08 2005-05-19
> > PXELINUX and LILO works fine on the same setup
> > It this a general problem with Soekris/net4801 and EXTLINUX?
> > 
> It's not just that; this problem has been encountered on other machines 
> too, with 3.08.  Could you try 3.07 and see if it works on your machine 
> (at least one report said it worked with 3.07)?  If it *does* work, 
> could you perhaps see which prepatch broke it?
> 	-hpa
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