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authorhpa <hpa>1998-02-06 00:02:19 +0000
committerhpa <hpa>1998-02-06 00:02:19 +0000
commitc722e2135cb8b8bca8359afabda8e3b41d2ab253 (patch)
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parentbd025a703f6bdcc04c49d12bc000ea8ecce42837 (diff)
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Patched-up documentation. Leave the real overhaul for 1.40.
-rw-r--r--README6
-rw-r--r--TODO1
-rw-r--r--syslinux.doc15
3 files changed, 21 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/README b/README
index 80901a66..e57ea78b 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -4,3 +4,9 @@ SYSLINUX.
SYSLINUX now builds in a Linux environment, using nasm. You need nasm
version 0.97 or later to build SYSLINUX from source. See
http://www.cryogen.com/Nasm for information about nasm.
+
+WARNING: There seems to be a bug in some recent experimental Linux
+kernels that causes floppy disk corruption when using the Linux
+syslinux installer. This bug was introduced in 2.1.79 or 2.1.80; as
+of 2.1.85 the bug is still there.
+
diff --git a/TODO b/TODO
index 3eac035f..a296aa3e 100644
--- a/TODO
+++ b/TODO
@@ -3,3 +3,4 @@ Currently scheduled for inclusion in 1.40:
- FAT16 support (for LS120 floppies mainly).
- "Comboot" style boot files.
- Booting DOS for a DOS/Linux dual rescue disk.
+- Cleaned up documentation, with a real man page.
diff --git a/syslinux.doc b/syslinux.doc
index 869c0103..012249e9 100644
--- a/syslinux.doc
+++ b/syslinux.doc
@@ -33,11 +33,24 @@ In order to create a bootable Linux floppy using SYSLINUX, prepare a
normal MS-DOS formatted floppy. Copy one or more Linux kernel files to
it, then execute the DOS command:
- SYSLINUX drive:
+ SYSLINUX a:
+
+(or whichever drive letter is appropriate)
+
+or the Linux command:
+
+ syslinux /dev/fd0
+
+(or, again, whichever device is the correct one.)
This will alter the boot sector on the disk and copy a file named
LDLINUX.SYS into its root directory.
+WARNING: There seems to be a bug in some recent experimental Linux
+ kernels that causes floppy disk corruption when using the
+ Linux syslinux installer. This bug was introduced in 2.1.79
+ or 2.1.80; as of 2.1.85 the bug is still there.
+
On boot time, by default, the kernel will be loaded from the image named
LINUX on the boot floppy. This default can be changed, see the section
on the SYSLINUX config file.