> We learned last week (thanks, Jeff) that memdisk cannot handle
> compressed floppy images created by WinImage.
> Well, now it can. Maybe. I have submitted patches to the
> SYSLINUX/memdisk author.
> I have also uploaded my memdisk binary to
> <http://unattended.sourceforge.net/testing/>. I have tested it with a
> hand-rolled .imz file (PKZIP archive containing a .img file), but that
> is not necessarily the same as testing with WinZip itself.
Fair warning to anyone attempting to download this; IE wants to treat the "memdisk" file as text
instead of executable so I suggest grabbing it with cygwin.
> If somebody with WinImage could see if this new memdisk can boot a
> WinImage compressed archive, I would appreciate it. Thanks!
> - Pat
Confirmed. This works. I can boot using uncompressed, gzip compressed, and winimage compressed
images. I named the winimage compressed images with an .imz extension. I did not test the winimage
compressed images with any other extension so ymmv.