[LinuxBIOS] Filo boot from CD-Rom syntax

roger roger at eskimo.com
Tue Jan 30 22:52:33 CET 2007

On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 19:32 +0900, Takeshi Sone wrote:

> No, this is not a bug.
> >    "hdx"   refers to the entire device "x"
> >    "hdx1"  refers to the first primary partition of "x"
> >    "hdx2"  refers to the second primary partition of "x"
> "hdb" refers to the entire CD-ROM.
> "hdb1" refers to the "boot disk image" in the CD-ROM.
> "Boot disk image" is something like 1.44MB floppy disk image, as
> specified in El Torito.
> However, recent distributions don't use the disk image. They use 
> the entire CD-ROM instead, thanks to isolinux.
> So you can use "hdb" to boot them.
> Sorry for the confusion.
> My English was (is) bad, so the README should be re-written anyway
> to clarify things.

What you just wrote, sounds excellent to me.

(Is it more proper to post Filo related material to the openbios.org
mailing list.  If so, I have done so.)

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Tue Jan 30 13:48:33 PST 2007

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