Entries tagged [iso]
by Markus Malkusch
Posted on Wednesday Sep 24, 2014 at 12:59AM in Technology
I came into the painful situation to update the BIOS of my Lenovo T410s. Last time I did any BIOS update I remember vendors where shipping floppy disk images. Fortunately today vendors are using a more modern vehicle: The CD-ROM. Unfortunately my T410s doesn't have that 26 years old technology.
I didn't find a nativ solution to boot an ISO with LILO. But LILO can load the bootloader MEMDISK from the SYSLINUX project. MEMDISK itself can boot an ISO image:
For ISO images, the parameter 'iso' must be passed to MEMDISK.
All you have to do is get MEMDISK, which is in Gentoo an
emerge syslinux. Then create a folder in which you
put the memdisk bootloader and the bootable ISO image. In my case:
mkdir /boot/bios-update cp /usr/share/syslinux/memdisk 6uuj20uc.iso /boot/bios-update
Now add that image to your lilo.conf:
image = /boot/bios-update/memdisk initrd = /boot/bios-update/6uuj20uc.iso append = iso
Don't forget to run the mandatory
lilo after editing the file.