[syslinux] Load Kernel from non-Syslinux disk?

KESHAV P.R. skodabenz at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 10:59:52 PST 2011

Hi pyther,
                skodabenz here.

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 23:18, Matthew Gyurgyik <pyther at pyther.net> wrote:
> Hello.
> I had someone ask me if it was possible to load a kernel from a different
> disk. I'm not sure if this could somehow be done with chain.c32.
> So I ask, is it possible to boot from a kernel that is on a different disk
> than Syslinux?

AFAIK syslinux does not access the partition table at all (except for
chain.c32). So technically loading a kernel and initramfs file from a
different partition (which includes different disks too) is not
possible with syslinux. The user is limited to the partition from
which syslinux's ldlinux.sys is loaded (irrespective of MBR or GPT).



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