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syslinux isolinux boot multiboot multibootusb usb

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#1 sundar_ima

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 03:05 AM

Hi all,


This is my first post on reboot.pro. I have been invloved in multibootusb development project quite some time. The project source code is here https://github.com/mbusb/multibootusb. Recently the project has been updated/ migrated to python to make it true cross platform utility. The other download details of older (and new) binaries  can be found https://sourceforge....s/multibootusb/. The project web page is http://multibootusb.org.


Enough of the project info.


Coming to the real issue. The major plus point of the project is that the dynamic update of syslinux.cfg/ isolinux.cfg files depending on distro type and provide proper link to those files from main syslinux.cfg like this 

CONFIG /multibootusb/slitaz-4.0/boot/isolinux/isolinux.cfg
APPEND /multibootusb/slitaz-4.0/boot/isolinux

This way the boot menu and option of the original iso are kep intact.


MultiBootUSB currently uses syslinu version 4 as default boot loader. However, the issue comes when the isos are created with different version of syslinux. As I can see from the syslinux project website, there are currently 3 major versions are maintained 4, 5 and 6. Is there a way to chainload different syslinux/ isolinux (isolinux.bin) version? so we need not have to worry about syslinux version incompatabilities.


Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: syslinux, isolinux boot, multiboot, multibootusb, usb

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