[syslinux] Re: Trying to figure out why my Cruzer Micro 512"MB" won't boot.
jlehan at scyld.com
Thu Apr 27 12:28:49 PDT 2006
> Hi. I'm ressurecting an old thread just to inform anyone who may be
> interested that I have finally gotten my SanDisk Cruzer Micro to boot.
> I'm not sure if it was more luck than anything else or what.
> Firstly, I was using syslinux-3.20-pre6 (pre7 wouldn't run on the live
> disc I was using) and the mkdiskimage which came with it. I just used
> the standard command "./mkdiskimage -4 /dev/sda 0 64 32" to make the
> image, then used "./unix/syslinux-nomtools /dev/sda4" to install.
> Every now and then it doesn't boot unless I take the drive out and put
> it back in just after the system has rebooted, but, now it does work.
Good job. I have a 1GB Cruzer Micro, that I eventually got to boot as
best as possible using SYSLINUX. My goal was to fit a bootable Knoppix
CD image on it, with room to spare, so 1GB was the perfect size (a sale,
at the time, made it affordable).
I don't have a BIOS that requires USB-ZIP in order to boot, so can't
test this. On computers I have access to, the BIOS is so new that it
accepts everything (USB-HDD included), or it is so old that it doesn't
recognize USB boot devices at all.
People have reported success with the HP USB key formatter. I analyzed
what it did, on this thread:
Lots of links posted there, over time. In short, successful USB booting
is still a black art, very hit-or-miss, kind of like how CD-ROM booting
in the mid-1990's was.
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