[syslinux] Unknown keyword in config file

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Mar 1 19:43:57 PST 2006

Fulko Hew wrote:
> OK
> Presumably it'st ISOLINUX that is using the BIOS to find and read 'blocks'
> off the media, or its it using the BIOS to read 'files' off the media?


> If its reading 'blocks', then something has do do a CHS translation
> for where the file is located.

No, it doesn't.  EBIOS/EDD isn't subject to CHS translation, and CD-ROM 
access is ALWAYS via EBIOS.

> If its reading the 'file', I guess the directory and file must be within
> the CHS restriction too.
> To validate this theory...
> Is there anyway of finding out what ISOLINUX has read as the config file?

Not without creating a custom debugging version, which is doable, but a 
bit of work.

I just started a new day job, plus I've been sick for a while, so I'm 
way behind in a whole lot of ways.

>> The most helpful thing you could do is to find out if you and the 
>> other users have anything in particular in common (motherboard, BIOS, 
>> CD-ROM player, SCSI card if applicable, etc.) with your hardware. 
> They are completely different systems, CD-ROMs, and BIOS.
> But their BIOSs could have similar issues.

List, please?


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