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== SYSLINUX Configuration ==
 
== SYSLINUX Configuration ==
 
* How to write the config file for {PXE/ISO/EXT}LINUX?
 
* How to write the config file for {PXE/ISO/EXT}LINUX?
* How to create the simple menu system?
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* How to create the simple [ menu] system?
 
* How to create the graphical menu system?
 
* How to create the graphical menu system?
  
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=== Links ===
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* http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/Menu.c32
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== installing syslinux / how to create a bootable... ==
 
== installing syslinux / how to create a bootable... ==

Revision as of 15:41, 6 July 2010

Please add more HowTo's here. We can start with the questions, and later fill up the answers.

SYSLINUX Configuration

  • How to write the config file for {PXE/ISO/EXT}LINUX?
  • How to create the simple [ menu] system?
  • How to create the graphical menu system?

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installing syslinux / how to create a bootable...


How to Create a Bootable USB: Windows XP and Vista

STEP 0: Your motherboard (BIOS) has to support boot from usb (usb-key or usb-hdd).
You don't need to know which of these types your media is though, your BIOS recognizes
the usb controller in the device, and this determines usb-key or usb-hdd type.

STEP 1: Download the 'HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool', found here to format
your disk. Be sure to check the "Make MS-DOS Boot Disk" option.

STEP 2: Delete all MS-DOS system files(such as io.sys, command.com, etc) from your USB drive.
Also, at this time, we can use FreeDos.org boot files. They work well.

STEP 3: Download the latest copy of syslinux and extract it. Download.

STEP 4: Open a command prompt and cd to your 'syslinux\win32' folder. Run syslinux.exe X:
replacing X with the drive letter of your media.

STEP 5: Copy a Linux kernel image (like vmlinuz) to the root (X:\) of your media.

STEP 6: Lastly, create a 'syslinux.cfg' file in the root of your media (X:\) and
enter any configuration options you need/want.


How to Create a Bootable USB: For Linux

STEP 0: Your motherboard (BIOS) has to support boot from usb (usb-key or usb-hdd).
You don't need to know which of these types your media is though, your BIOS recognizes
the usb controller in the device, and this determines usb-key or usb-hdd type.

STEP 1: Download the latest copy of syslinux and extract it. Download.

STEP 2: Open a command prompt and cd to your 'syslinux/linux' folder. Run syslinux.exe /dev/sdX1
replacing X with the device node of your media.

STEP 3: Copy a Linux kernel image (like vmlinuz) to the root (/dev/sdX1) of your media.

STEP 4: Lastly, create a 'syslinux.cfg' file in the root of your media (/dev/sdX1) and
enter any configuration options you need/want.


Creating bootable images

Booting

No native BIOS support

  • Possible to boot from CD if there is no native CD support in bios?
  • Possible to boot from USB if there is no native USB support in bios?