[syslinux] boot Soekris 4801 with EXTLINUX

Evan Webb evan at lockdownnetworks.com
Wed May 25 15:26:08 PDT 2005

You are correct. I added a jmp .noedd as the first command of eddcheck
and syslinux now works. EXTLINUX now shows the copyright, but then stop,
no prompt or anything. I'm adding a bit of debug code now to try and
figure out where it might have gotten hung up. Is there EDD dependent
read code thats used to read the ext2 sectors?


On Wed, 2005-05-25 at 13:11 -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Evan Webb wrote:
> > 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?
> That would mean that the second sector didn't get read correctly, which 
> implies a fundamental bug in the BIOS.  One thing I would suggest is to 
> hard-wire the CBIOS/EBIOS selection, and see if one works and not the other.
> 	-hpa
Evan Webb <evan at lockdownnetworks.com>
Lockdown Networks

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