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authorhpa <hpa>2004-12-22 08:27:34 +0000
committerhpa <hpa>2004-12-22 08:27:34 +0000
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Better document how to do chain loading.syslinux-2.20-pre14
-rw-r--r--README.menu7
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diff --git a/README.menu b/README.menu
index 8c358a64..b6f457ab 100644
--- a/README.menu
+++ b/README.menu
@@ -47,11 +47,18 @@ MENU LABEL label
you to have a label that isn't suitable for the command line,
for example:
+ # Soft Cap Linux
LABEL softcap
MENU LABEL Soft Cap Linux 9.6.36
KERNEL softcap-9.6.36.bzi
APPEND whatever
+ # A very dense operating system
+ LABEL brick
+ MENU LABEL Windows CE/ME/NT
+ KERNEL chain.c32
+ APPEND hd0 2
+
MENU HIDE
(Only valid after a LABEL statement.)
diff --git a/extlinux.doc b/extlinux.doc
index 502cfc0c..4a6c3a98 100644
--- a/extlinux.doc
+++ b/extlinux.doc
@@ -65,3 +65,21 @@ kernel image to still be in the log. This is a general problem for
boot loaders on journalling filesystems; it is not specific to
extlinux. The "sync" command does not flush the log on the ext3
filesystem.
+
+
+The SYSLINUX series boot loaders support chain loading other operating
+systems via a separate module, chain.c32 (located in
+com32/modules/chain.c32). To use it, specify a LABEL in the
+configuration file with KERNEL chain.c32 and
+APPEND [hd|fd]<number> [<partition>]
+
+For example:
+
+# Windows CE/ME/NT, a very dense operating system.
+# Second partition (2) on the first hard disk (hd0);
+# Linux would *typically* call this /dev/hda2 or /dev/sda2.
+LABEL cement
+ KERNEL chain.c32
+ APPEND hd0 2
+
+See also README.menu.