[syslinux] Determine from which device syslinux booted from

Don Cupp doncuppjr at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 29 16:42:56 PDT 2014

Then again, I suppose you could have a script in your init that detects when it has been booted from a *special* UUID. In such cases it goes to the first instance of a volume with that *special* UUID and re-writes it to a genuine UUID, as well as updates the syslinux configs on the volume. You could then create your seed image with that *special* UUID and then even an XP user could write it to a thumb drive with DiskImage.  

On Monday, September 29, 2014 1:54 PM, Don Cupp <doncuppjr at yahoo.com> wrote:

The RAW nature of Disk Imager fails to leverage the unique intentions of UUID to surmount the problems of multiple bootable drives in the same system for purposes of knowing which one you actually booted from and should continue to use. 

On Monday, September 29, 2014 1:03 PM, Mattias Schlenker <ms at mattiasschlenker.de> wrote:

Am 29.09.2014 um 21:51 schrieb Don Cupp:
> Renato,
> I don't think it would take that long to make a little script that even an XP user could use to generate GPT formatted thumb-drives.

Win32DiskImage rulez. :-D

Bonus: No more geometry problems on old BIOSes. Just create a nice GPT 
formatted image with a cool protective MBR. This can even expose the 
first partition via traditional MBR to XP while all other partitions are 
hidden as unknown data partition...


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