[syslinux] PXELINUX LOCALBOOT 0 hang on Dell Optiplex 990

paul.szabo at sydney.edu.au paul.szabo at sydney.edu.au
Thu Oct 27 15:28:41 PDT 2011

Gene Cumm <gene.cumm at gmail.com> wrote:

>>> some Dell systems love to put the USB drive as BIOS drive 0x80.
>> Why would this be a problem?
> 'chain.c32 hd0' boots the USB drive not your hard drive and might
> just stop everything there depending on the contents of the drive.

My BIOS is set to boot network first, hard-disk second, all other boot
devices turned off. Is that why 'chain.c32 hd0' works for me, or is it
because I do not normally have any USB disks or memory sticks (but only
the keyboard and mouse) plugged in?

Thanks, Paul

Paul Szabo   psz at maths.usyd.edu.au   http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/psz/
School of Mathematics and Statistics   University of Sydney    Australia

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