[LinuxBIOS] Filo boot from CD-Rom syntax

roger roger at eskimo.com
Mon Jan 29 05:16:50 CET 2007

Can somebody please update the Filo README file (and/or the Linuxbios
Filo documentation) to including the following concerning CD-ROM device
file syntax?

ie. CD-ROM device is to be specified as "hdc1" and not "hdc"!

Following is the relevant Filo documentation clippings:

According to: http://te.to/~ts1/filo/CHANGES
"* Support for mounting boot disk image of El Torito bootable CD-ROM.
("hdc1" means the boot disk image of the CD-ROM at hdc.)"

However, I only see a very vague reference for the syntax of specifying a
CD-ROM drives within Filo's README: 

"Notation of DEVICE for IDE disk and
CD-ROM is same as in Linux (eg. hda1 means the first partition of
master device on primary IDE channel)."

(With the above Filo README information, the user is going to think
"/dev/hdb" or "hdb" instead, FILO wants to see "hdb1"!)

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