[syslinux] Memdisk and big floppy images

Paul Menzel pmenzel+syslinux at molgen.mpg.de
Mon Jun 18 10:04:29 PDT 2018

Dear Syslinux folks,

For a firmware update I am following the Gentoo Wiki [1] to create a floppy
image of 20 MB, so that the vendor update utility fits.

Unfortunately, FreeDOS does not load, and it seems to hang loading the
FreeDOS kernel. The original FreeDOS image boots. Do you know if that issue
is memdisk related? It’s started from GRUB with the commands below.

    linux16 /boot/memdisk floppy
    initrd16 /boot/freedos.img

Kind regards,


[1]: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/BIOS_Update#Create_a_custom_FreeDOS_image

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