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#1 Nuno Brito

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:39 PM

Starting from today forward, boot-land.net has now a forum section specially dedicated to Syslinux

Syslinux is a versatile boot loader that allows running several modules right from the boot menu.

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You can visit the new forum section here:
http://www.boot-land...hp?showforum=92

IceCube has volunteered to be our resident expert on the matter and he has a lot of good ammount of knowledge and experience to share with the rest of our community about this specific boot loader.

While we speak, some promissing new features seem headed towards Syslinux and windows based boot disks in a near future.

Let the fun begin.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:59 PM

Good news. :P

Can we have it called:
Syslinux, Isolinux and Memdisk? :idea:

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 02:03 PM

Done! :idea:

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 04:06 PM

If you want to have a longer subtitle, list everything (so change it again :idea:):
SYSLINUX, ISOLINUX, PXELINUX, EXTLINUX and MEMDISK

Note: the main developer prefers all caps for the individual bootloaders:

* Adopt the moniker "The Syslinux Project", standard proper
noun capitalization, to refer to the project as a whole.
Thus, reserve the all-caps "SYSLINUX" to refer to the FAT
loader.

http://syslinux.zyto...ary/011418.html

Because I don't have a tftp server, I don't know much about PXELINUX (and the related gPXE).

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 04:11 PM

Please allow me a noob's question / request
From previous posts I only understand 'boot menu'

Can somebody write a short tutorial explanation what SYSLINUX (and the other CAPS like SYSLINUX, ISOLINUX, PXELINUX, EXTLINUX and MEMDISK do)?

(And please allow me that I do not have any interest to follow a link and then surf through the whole world of boot methods ...)
Is it an alternity to GRUB4DOS?

Or is it working in a later stage?


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Posted 27 July 2009 - 04:16 PM

Note: the main developer prefers all caps for the individual bootloaders:

I am sorry for this, but you cannot have ALL CAPS in a Forum Title, it's simply a question of "netiquette", see Rule #9:
http://www.boot-land...?act=boardrules

This could be an acceptable compromise, IMHO.

SYSlinux, ISOlinux, PXElinux, EXTlinux and memdisk


BTW, last time I checked the actual filenames were all in small letters....:P

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 04:19 PM

Is it an alternity to GRUB4DOS?


Yes :P, it is an alternative to grub4dos (or you could say that grub4dos is an alternative to syslinux, since it was born AFAIK after GRUB, but before grub4dos).

memdisk can be used as an alternative to grub4dos map --mem command, and it is often used as such, thus it can be said that it is ALSO working at a later stage, but with newish releases of grub4dos and Syslkinux, etc., they can be chainloaded from one another, so it is also possible to load grub4dos after Syslinux, etc. and viceversa.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 04:48 PM

It would be interesting to have a comparison chart between Syslinux and grub4dos in terms of functionality, usability etc...

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:51 PM

@ ktp
A quick comparision between SYSLINUX and derivates compared to GRUB4DOS:
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=8546

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:09 PM

Hmm.. the title is already looking so big, let alone see it all in upper case letters.. :idea:

SYSLINUX, ISOLINUX, PXELINUX, EXTLINUX and MEMDISK

Would it be possible to be named as "Syslinux" and mention the remaining components of the project in the description?

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:21 PM

Would it be possible to be named as "Syslinux" and mention the remaining components of the project in the description?

It is OK for me.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:32 PM

fbinst is to be set in syslinux or in grub4dos section??

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 09:42 AM

Hmm.. the title is already looking so big, let alone see it all in upper case letters.. :P

Would it be possible to be named as "Syslinux" and mention the remaining components of the project in the description?

:)


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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:03 AM

I've renamed the forum section title to "The Syslinux project" and included in the description all the child projects in their respective caps to follow the mentioned author specifications and better describe this project.

Here is the used description:

SYSLINUX, ISOLINUX, PXELINUX, EXTLINUX and MEMDISK are boot loaders for the Linux operating system which operates off an MS-DOS/Windows FAT filesystem. It is intended to simplify first-time installation of Linux, and creation of rescue and special-purpose boot disks.


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