[syslinux] Unable to figure out extlinux

Jacob Alifrangis jalifrangis at authenticlick.net
Wed Apr 11 16:23:33 PDT 2007

It looks like you created a partition but didn't make it active,

Run fdisk on the linux host machine (development box) and mark the partition using the a key, close fdisk and remove the volume, that should work.

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-----Original Message-----
From: syslinux-bounces at zytor.com [mailto:syslinux-bounces at zytor.com] On Behalf Of Pete
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 2:55 PM
To: syslinux at zytor.com
Subject: [syslinux] Unable to figure out extlinux

OK, been perusing the archives and Google, but can't find what I want. 
I'm building up a 512 MB compact flash using the CLFS directions to 
build the filesystem. That works great, but I would like to use extlinux 
to make the cflash bootable on my little SBC. However, to date, no dice. 
Attached is my extlinux.conf file and the steps I have used to make this 

Initially I tried to put everything in /boot and point the conf file 
there. No errors when running extlinux, but I get a bad or missing OS 
error when I try to boot it. I fiddled with the conf file, tried again, 
same problem. Moved everything from /boot to /, and same error. I know 
I'm missing something, but I'm not sure what. Another thing I tried was 
to copy the mbr.img to the disk, but that didn't help. Some details

hde: SanDisk SDCFB-512, CFA DISK drive
ide2 at 0x3100-0x3107,0x310e on irq 19
hde: max request size: 128KiB
hde: 1000944 sectors (512 MB) w/1KiB Cache, CHS=993/16/63
 hde: hde1

[root at tyr Murano]# cat extlinux.conf
default Murano
prompt 1
timeout 40

label Murano
kernel /vmlinux
append init=/linuxrc root=/dev/hda1

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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