[syslinux] Freeldr.sys and chain.c32

Gert Hulselmans gerth at zytor.com
Tue Jul 26 12:25:57 PDT 2011

Bernd Blaauw wrote:
> Op 26-7-2011 9:13, Gert Hulselmans schreef:
>> Freeldr.sys and setupldr.sys should now be a multiboot compliant:
>> http://www.reactos.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=6032
>> I downloaded the ReactOS bootCD and extracted it to the first partition
>> of
>> an USB drive.
> My apologies, I didn't specify this is about ReactOS trunk builds
> ([http://www.reactos.org/getbuilds/] or
> [http://svn.reactos.org/svn/reactos/trunk/reactos/boot/freeldr/freeldr/])
> instead
> of latest official 0.3.13.
>> LABEL reactos_setup
>> MENU LABEL ReactOS Setup
>> COM32 mboot.c32
>> APPEND /loader/setupldr.sys
>> =======================================
>> mboot.c32 might need additional changes to pass the correct boot drive
>> and
>> partition in the future.
> I'll have a look at using MBOOT.C32. Just wondering why it isn't part of
> CHAIN.C32 as that can load kernel files as well.
I tested the trunk build.

If you read the bug report, you will see that I asked that freeldr.sys,
could be in multiboot format again. When freeldr.sys was modified to be
in PE format, the multiboot format was lost. In the last trunk it is
multiboot compliant and a valid PE file.

- Gert Hulselmans

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