I boot sysrescd from a USB stick via GRUB4DOS using the following menu config:
Today I noticed that this hangs later when is searches for sysrcd.dat file.
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kernel /boot/live/sysresCD/3.7.0/isolinux/rescue32 scandelay=1 docache subdir=boot/live/sysresCD/3.7.0 initrd /boot/live/sysresCD/3.7.0/isolinux/initram.igz
Before it worked on the same PC, then I did a badblocks -w /dev/sdb.
Badblocks wote a 0xaa pattern all over the sdb disk.
After that sysrescd hangs during boot, with the last line printed "Attempting to mount device: /dev/sdb".
Apparently the 0xaa pattern confuses the code (maybe one of the tried filesystems?).
For a rescue system this is a bad thing. I had to use RIPLinux instead.
PS: This is using v 3.7.0