I'm a long-time lurker and huge fan of the syslinux project -- I've been able to boot wim's using syslinux via PXELINUX for quite some time -- I recently came across a post
indicating that it is possible to set it up in UBCD, so I set out to attempt booting via USB using a similar config, only I haven't been able to successfully duplicate the expected result.
I haven't been able to find much information on wim-booting purely from SYSLINUX and so now I'm curious... Is it possible to boot a wim via "pure" syslinux? I've read it can be done by chainloading Grub4DOS, and it's not that I can't, just that I'd rather not have to...
here's my folder structure:
/usb/syslinux/ --folder containing main menu (default), bootimages, etc...--
/usb/syslinux/source/ --folder containing syslinux 5.01 (2013) source files--
/usb/syslinux.cfg --bootloader config file--
Using the above folder structure, I've tried placing both the BOOT
folders along with BOOTMGR
in the USB root directory and/or in the syslinux
folder without success, using:
MENU LABEL ^1) Wim Deploy
APPEND boot ntldr=/BOOTMGR
Am I missing something entirely with the referenced UBCD outline?
With PXELINUX, I know the BOOT and SOURCES folders and the BOOTMGR needed to reside in the same folder as pxelinux.0... Do they need to reside in the some folder as ldlinux.sys with SYSLINUX (that's assuming it is possible with my config)? Does SYSLINUX have any verbose logging that would be able to tell me where I'm going wrong?
Edited by numbnuts, 27 March 2013 - 09:06 PM.