I thought this would be simple but I just can't find the answer.
How can I create a menu entry in Syslinux to boot from a CD or DVD drive? I thought it would be as simple as chainloading the device but I do not know how to specify the device, e.g.
LABEL disc MENU LABEL Switch To Bootable Disc COM32 chain.c32 ???
I have tried "APPEND hdx" (with x replaced by the number of disks I have) and "APPEND fd0". Are there other "hidden" options? I have not tested "APPEND mbr:" commands because the required serial number is disk-dependent as I understand it. I want to be able to boot from any live CD that I insert (don't worry, this is on a password-protected submenu so security is not an issue).
I feel like an idiot. What am I missing?
Last edited by Xyne (2013-01-01 23:35:20)
Nope, syslinux does not contain any driver to boot from a cd-rom drive. So you need to chainload memdisk then load smart boot manager
Well, that sucks. I'm not going to change bootloaders just for that though as I'm overall very satisfied with Syslinux. I suppose that I'll just change the boot order in BIOS when necessary.
At least I'm not a complete idiot (in this case).
Thanks for the reply.