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authorH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2008-09-05 15:21:40 -0700
committerH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2008-09-05 15:21:40 -0700
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isohybrid: fix partition table generation, documentsyslinux-3.72-pre3
Fix the generation of the partition table in isohybrid; also document the operation of the partition table. Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
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@@ -96,6 +96,11 @@ 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.
+The ISO 9660 filesystem is encapsulated in a partition (which starts
+at offset zero, which may confuse some systems.) This makes it
+possible for the operating system, once booted, to use the remainder
+of the device for persistent storage by creating a second partition.
+
++++ BOOTING DOS (OR OTHER SIMILAR OPERATING SYSTEMS) ++++