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authorH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2008-09-05 15:07:35 -0700
committerH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2008-09-05 15:07:35 -0700
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ISOLINUX: document hybrid modesyslinux-3.72-pre2
Document ISOLINUX hybrid mode. Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
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diff --git a/doc/isolinux.txt b/doc/isolinux.txt
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@@ -65,9 +65,8 @@ not be a problem.
ISOLINUX is by default built in two versions, one version with extra
debugging messages enabled. If you are having problems with ISOLINUX,
I would greatly appreciate if you could try out the debugging version
-(isolinux-debug.bin) and let me know what it reports.
-
-YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER USING THE DEBUGGING VERSION BY DEFAULT.
+(isolinux-debug.bin) and let me know what it reports. The debugging
+version does not include hybrid mode support (see below.)
++++ NOTE ON THE CONFIG FILE DIRECTORY ++++
@@ -78,6 +77,26 @@ used, even if it contains no files. Therefore, please make sure that
these directories don't exist if you don't want ISOLINUX to use them.
+ ++++ HYBRID CD-ROM/HARD DISK MODE ++++
+
+Starting in version 3.72, ISOLINUX supports a "hybrid mode" which can
+be booted from either CD-ROM or from a device which BIOS considers a
+hard disk or ZIP disk, e.g. a USB key or similar.
+
+To enable this mode, the .iso image should be postprocessed with the
+"isohybrid" script from the utils directory:
+
+ isohybrid filename.iso
+
+This script creates the necessary additional information to be able to
+boot in hybrid mode. It also pads out the image to an even multiple
+of 1 MB.
+
+This image can then be copied using any raw disk writing tool (on Unix
+systems, typically "dd" or "cat") to a USB disk, or written to a
+CD-ROM using standard CD burning tools.
+
+
++++ BOOTING DOS (OR OTHER SIMILAR OPERATING SYSTEMS) ++++
WARNING: This feature depends on BIOS functionality which is