using MBR-style partitionment. I'm loading and transferring initial control to the
MBR using Chenall and Yaya2007's Grub4DOS with its integrated USB2-driver and
I installed a modern Linux distro - AntiX 15 - to the device, also setting up the companion grub (2) to the MBR.
Unfortunately Grub(2) does not seem up to the task :-( It loses foot and crashes very early while still in the MBR (custom BIOS-level debugger trapped the faulting instruction and I examined the memory, so there is no doubt that grub's MBR - 1st full 4K - was loaded and run and /it/ faulted, @ some 0x20D bytes into the sector).
Is the "grand" bootloader advertised to understand 4K-native+MBR ?
Else what MBR code should I try ? Syslinux ?
another leas : while Grub4DOS will not interpret file systems on the 4K-device, it occurred to me I could, perhaps, have it load the "vmlinuz" kernel as a "blocklist".
Would one of the bootland Wizzards suggest an easy way to get the blocklist (list of sectors) in question ?
Edited by Ninho, 19 October 2015 - 01:35 PM.