[syslinux] [help] Use syslinux but can not boot from USB key

Helmut Hullen Hullen at t-online.de
Sat Aug 11 05:01:00 PDT 2007

Hallo, Bo,

Du (xiebopublic) meintest am 11.08.07:

> I try two ways to use syslinux for USB key (2GB USB key), and one
> approach can boot from machine, another approach can not. Could you
> review the following steps and tell me why #2 can not boot? Thanks
> very much!

> approach #1
> steps:
> mkfs.vfat -F 16 -n USB /dev/sdb -I


> approach #2
> fdisk /dev/sdb


There are (at least) 4 types of booting via USB, all depend from the  

a) doesn't boot
b) expects superfloppy
c) expects partitions
d) small size: expects superfloppy; big size: expects partitions

Viele Gruesse!

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