[syslinux] Windows on IDE, Linux on SCSI, bad BIOs can syslinux help?

Geert Stappers stappers at stappers.nl
Mon May 15 00:07:59 PDT 2006

On Sun, May 14, 2006 at 03:05:38PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Geert Stappers wrote:
| > On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 12:43:51PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
| >> This is what you could do with either SYSLINUX or GRUB:
| >>
| >> Set up a small partition (50-100 MB or so) on your IDE disk,
| >> mount it as /boot on your Linux,
| >> and install either GRUB or SYSLINUX/EXTLINUX it.
| >> Then set your BIOS to boot from the IDE disk.
| >
| >And put in the configuration file of the selected bootloader
| >both operating systems, something like

It is an addition to the advice to use one disk for booting.

> >| label linux
> >|    kernel vmlinux
> >|    disk SCSI
>       ^^^^^^^^^?

In the booting disk you have to mention the other disk.
The syntax was "pseudo code alike", it won't work on grub
nor on syslinux/extlinux. It should help the original poster.

>	-hpa

Geert Stappers

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