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#1 solemnwarning

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:46 PM

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File Name: kexec-loader
File Submitter: solemnwarning
File Submitted: 11 Dec 2011
File Category: Miscellaneous

Linux based bootloader for booting Linux or any multiboot-compliant OS. Allows booting from hardware the BIOS doesn't support such as USB drives and PCI disk controllers.

For more information, see the README included on the disk image, or here: http://www.solemnwar...der/readme.html

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#2 AceInfinity

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:01 AM

I'll put a virtual +1/Like on this :) Looks very nice

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:44 AM

Very nice indeed! :) Now I was wondering if it is possible to chainload Syslinux from kexec-loader seeing this would be the perfect opportunity to finally put an end to those BIOS limitations.

What I would like to do is boot kexec-loader residing on a CD and then chainload to Syslinux on a USB stick (menu would pop up just as usual and it would act as if it was booted directly from USB).

Is that possible?

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:51 AM

@ windstar
No, that is not possible.

Kexec-loader is a linux kernel which will mount your USB drive. Syslinux requires a BIOS interface and doesn't see the USB stick mounted by Kexec-loader. Kexec-loader can only boot linux based tools.

PLoP bootloader add USB BIOS support which Syslinux, grub4dos, ... can use.

#5 windstar

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 11:33 AM

Ah, that's exactly what I was looking for. Nevertheless, kexec-loader is one great bootloader - I'm sure it might come in handy in the future. Great work! :)

#6 BiTByte

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:45 PM

its not kexec-loader related but

What I would like to do is boot kexec-loader residing on a CD and then chainload to Syslinux on a USB stick (menu would pop up just as usual and it would act as if it was booted directly from USB).

Is that possible?


maybe plopkexec (an additional boot manager beside the plop boot manager) is interesting for you
http://www.plop.at/en/plopkexec.html

best regards
elmar

Edited by BiTByte, 16 December 2011 - 05:46 PM.





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