GRUB or Syslinux

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Which is better?

GRUB
3
75%
SysLinux
1
25%
 
Total votes: 4

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Xtremee
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GRUB or Syslinux

Post by Xtremee » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:08 am

Hi,

I have a USB flash Driver (UFD) and wanna to install on it a boot manager that I can use to boot a Linux live OS on my UFD more over I wanna to be able to boot through PXE using my UFD.

So in your opinion which one is the BEST for me and give me more options than other.

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Post by RogueSpear » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:43 pm

grub2 lets you mount .iso files directly. Actually it has a ton of options. You just need to experiment.

Why would you need to boot PXE from a USB flash drive? That should be supported directly in your BIOS.

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Xtremee
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Post by Xtremee » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:16 pm

so, what if I get a PC that not support PXE. In this case I will use my USB flash drive

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Post by RogueSpear » Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:33 pm

If you have a computer with a NIC that does not support PXE booting, then I'd be surprised if you can boot it to a USB flash drive and find any sort of soft support for making it PXE boot. I haven't seen a non PXE bootable computer in probably 10 years now and even then those has SiS NICs in them.

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Post by Bhishmar » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:17 am

Do u mean GRUB4DOS or plain-GRUB here?

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