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Please add more HowTo's here. We can start with the questions, and later fill up the answers.
 
Please add more HowTo's here. We can start with the questions, and later fill up the answers.
  
== SYSLINUX Configuration ==
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= SYSLINUX Configuration =
 
* How to write the config file for {PXE/ISO/EXT}LINUX?
 
* How to write the config file for {PXE/ISO/EXT}LINUX?
 
** [[SYSLINUX#How_do_I_Configure_SYSLINUX.3F|configure]]
 
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* How to create the graphical menu system?
 
* How to create the graphical menu system?
  
=== Links ===
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== Links ==
  
 
* [[PXELINUX#Custom_Menu_Example_with_sub-menus|Menu Example with sub-menus]] (not only for PXELINUX)
 
* [[PXELINUX#Custom_Menu_Example_with_sub-menus|Menu Example with sub-menus]] (not only for PXELINUX)
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* [[Screenshots|Screenshots]]
 
* [[Screenshots|Screenshots]]
  
== installing syslinux / how to create a bootable... ==
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= installing syslinux / how to create a bootable... =
 
* How to create a [[SYSLINUX|bootable floppy]]?
 
* How to create a [[SYSLINUX|bootable floppy]]?
 
* How to create a [[ISOLINUX|bootable iso]]?
 
* How to create a [[ISOLINUX|bootable iso]]?
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== How to Create a Bootable USB: Windows XP and Vista ==
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= How to Create a Bootable USB: Windows XP and Vista =
  
 
'''STEP 0:'''
 
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== How to Create a Bootable USB: For Linux ==
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= How to Create a Bootable USB: For Linux =
  
 
'''STEP 0:'''
 
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== Creating bootable images ==
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= Creating bootable images =
 
* Creating [[DOS floppy images]].
 
* Creating [[DOS floppy images]].
 
* Creating [[Large floppy images]].
 
* Creating [[Large floppy images]].
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* [[Accessing MEMDISK arguments from DOS]].
 
* [[Accessing MEMDISK arguments from DOS]].
  
== Booting ==
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= Booting =
 
* How to [[boot an Iso image]]?
 
* How to [[boot an Iso image]]?
  
== [[No native BIOS support]] ==
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= [[No native BIOS support]] =
 
* Possible to boot from CD if there is no native CD support in bios?  
 
* 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?
 
* Possible to boot from USB if there is no native USB support in bios?

Revision as of 12:47, 7 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?

Links

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?