[syslinux] Can USB:syslinux install another USBstik?

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Sun May 14 08:10:17 PDT 2017

On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 7:45 AM, eas lab via Syslinux <syslinux at zytor.com> wrote:
>>Do you mean boot SYSLINUX from stik-A but then load files like a
>>kernel/initrd from stikB:partition5? It's possible but only from a
>>development version of Syslinux that has the multifs patch merged.
> Yes: before my x86MotherBoard & <syslinux>USBstik were stolen, I could
> edit the <syslinux prompt> to boot to different partitions of the
> attatched IDE & SATA.

Sounds like either chain.c32 or LOCALBOOT was used or you merely
passed different parameters to the kernel via its command line, like

> Now I've got a laptop, with a USBextention driving a USB to
> IDE or SATA adaptor. The 64bitTinyCore/syslinux USBstik looks like:
>     /mnt/sdb1/boot/isolinux/isolinux.bin  24576bytes <-size
> ISOLINUX 4.05 0x4f92e181 . Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al
> .isolinux: .No boot info table, assuming single session disk...
> .Spec packet missing LBA information, trying to wing it...
> .Loading spec packet failed, trying to wing it...
> .Found something at drive = .Looks reasonable, continuing...
> .Extremely broken BIOS detected, last attempt with drive = .Failed to locate CD-
> ROM device; boot failed.
> ..................that's just showing the initial contents & version.
> So I expect this TinyCore/syslinux to also be able to boot my good-old
> IDE & SATA installations.

Probably but there seems to be missing details.

> Or if I need a new/different USBstik to boot the 32bit IDE / SAT
> installations: HOW2 ?
> == TIA


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