[syslinux] Booting an ISO with FreeDOS over PXE with memdisk
Vanush Misha Paturyan
misha at cs.nuim.ie
Fri Mar 1 05:02:48 PST 2013
On Fri, 01 Mar 2013 08:38:42 +0100 Per Jessen <per at computer.org> wrote:
> I've got $SUBJ almost working except for the DOS bit where the CD
> needs to be read.
> My pxe config:
> label Firmware
> menu label Update IPMI firmware
> kernel memdisk
> append keeppxe raw iso initrd=<isofile>
> The ISO is about 400Mb, and works fine when I boot it from an actual
> CDROM drive. It also boots fine over PXE, I can see FreeDOS being
> booted up etc. The problem is - once in DOS, there is no access to the
> CD. The CDROM driver doesn't load due to "no cdrom found". Does this
> ring a bell with anyone?
Might be completely on a wrong track, but doesn't memdisk emulate hard
drive? In which case you should see the content of your isofile as C:
once FreeDOS boot up, (and CDDRV.SYS won't find any CD devices because
there isn't one to find).
Vanush "Misha" Paturyan
Senior Technical Officer
Computer Science Department
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