[syslinux] Question of syslinux chainloading

Lu Wei luweitest at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 18:06:58 PDT 2019

On 4/4/19, Adan Calderon <adancalderon at gmail.com> wrote:
> So when you boot from only your hard drive attached, it is the primary
> and only drive.
> It loads the master boot record that load the NT Loader boot code that
> is then configured to load the operating system from the primary
> partition on the primary drive.
> When you boot from the USB drive, you make it the Primary drive.  You
> then tell it to load the MBR fromt the secondary drive.  The secondary
> drive then trys to load the NT operating system from the configuration
> file.  That file would probably still say the operating system is on
> the primary drive's first partition, but this would no longer be true.
> This is what I understand.
I have ntldr on both drive, and ntldr item on the usb-hdd can be
loaded by syslinux successfully, showing menu in boot.ini. So I think
even if the secondary drive tries to load ntldr on the primary drive,
it should success.

Lu Wei

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