Author Topic: Please support Multiboot CD-Images on USB-Stick  (Read 3347 times)

1ras

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Please support Multiboot CD-Images on USB-Stick
« on: February 28, 2013, 18:01:41 PM »
Hi,

the Plop boot manager to boot via USB on a PC which does not support booting via USB is just great!

Please add support for Multiboot CD/DVD images as used e.g. by Debian Wheezy: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/

Here are the partition and file system details once the DVD 1 i386 image is copied with dd to a USB stick:

$ /sbin/fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sdc: 7973 MB, 7973371392 bytes
237 heads, 32 sectors/track, 2053 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 7584 * 512 = 3883008 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x13a66a2e

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1   *           1        1023     3879184   17  Hidden HPFS/NTFS
$ pmount /dev/sdc1
$ df -hT /dev/sdc1
Dateisystem   Typ     Size  Used Avail Use% EingehÃĪngt auf
/dev/sdc1  iso9660    3,7G  3,7G     0 100% /media/sdc1

The BIOS is able to boot from this USB stick (when the BIOS is generally able to boot via USB), but Plop isn't.

Thanks,

Andi