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mkparted for creating bootable parted floppy

From: kent robotti
Subject: mkparted for creating bootable parted floppy
Date: 22 Mar 2001 03:24:55 -0800

   Eelco Duijker address@hidden
   Thu, 22 Mar 2001 10:03:39 +0100

>Would it be possible to use to parted bootdisk with syslinux to choose
>between booting parted from floppy and booting your Win* from Harddisk.
>I tried grepping the first sector from a bootable windows floppy
>(dos.bss), but that doesn't work. I alsp tried to replace the first tree
>bytes from dos.bss (this is where the long jump to the actual boot stuff
>stands(I gues)) with a INT 19 call. The INT 19 is the BIOS warm boot
>call, but because I was booting from floppy, my floppy is my first boot
>device. Anyone any ideas??

>Thanks Eelco

I think you would have to do this with the parted floppy.

# mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt
# dd if=/dev/hda of=/mnt/win.bss bs=512 count=1

Add this to /mnt/syslinux.cfg.

KERNEL win.bss

# umount /mnt

Read syslinux.doc from the syslinux-1.53.tar.gz
package, for more info.


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