[syslinux] Adding a "boot from local hard disk" option to syslinux menu, booted from USB

Dyks, Axel (XL) xl at xlsigned.net
Sat Oct 20 05:02:03 PDT 2007

bobby digital wrote:
> That is what I also thought - since "chain.c32 hd0 0"
> seemed to boot from the USB disk, I asummed I'd find
> the C drive at "hd1 0" but it failed, and so did "hd2
> 0" etc etc. Therefore I modified the chain.c32 code,
> so it accepts max drive and partition number and loops
> through them all, hoping to reveal an MBR - but I
> couldn't see any (partly because the text dissapears
> from screen very fast, and I couldn't get a report to
> save on disk :) ) 
> Thanks for the info.. Maybe you'd have a link where
> something like that is discussed? 
> Well, any suggestions on how to make this work would
> be greatly appreciated..  

Well, though it's not "syslinux" you could try the "grub" booloader
which has a "map" command that allows to "swap" BIOS drives.

Would be interesting to know whether "grub" is able to "see" the
laptop drive when booting from your USB disk and swap the laptop
drive back into first position ...

- Axel

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