[syslinux] Want to have a menu boot system

Karl Schmidt karl at xtronics.com
Wed May 18 13:50:06 PDT 2011

I would like to have a SINGLE thumb-drive that would let me boot the following:

DOS - various flavors for flashing BIOS (need to be able to update the image with bios files)
debian install - various flavors
Hitachi Drive Fitness Test
Seagate SeaTools

Sometimes there is no network connection, but it would be nice to be able to chain boot into 
PXELINUX and have a menu there as well.

The ability to copy any sort of boot image as a file to boot and have a simple config file as the 
only thing to update.

I once made a key to boot debian installer with syslinux - I think updating only requires changin 
the iso image. ( I was able to duplicate this key easily (but slowly) with a dd copy ).

Seems likely that someone has already crafted such a device - wondering if someone has such a key 
(minus the images) that I could borrow a gzipped dd copy image?  Or at least point me in the right 
direction to spend my limited time building my own.

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