Has nothing to do with Kolibri you say ?
Well, using the linuxsys is the ONLY way someone can load kolibri from a hdd that has no other OS installed.
I tried with GRUB, works, but you need a linux distro, or windows to install only grub.
With windows, kolibri loads from hdd, but you need windows.
Loading from floppy works, as also from flash drive, works too.
If you want to run kolibri from a DOS machine, then only the MeOSLoad way works.
The mtldr_install does NOT work even though it says it works in DOS.
Below statement can be found in the official install.txt
1) Most of all features has the loader mtldr (author - Diamond) - works with
DOS/Win95/98/NT/2k/XP/Vista, supports FAT32 and NTFS, has installator, can
be installed to any folder on disk.
To install, simply run file HD_load\mtldr_install.exe and select image file.
Apropos, by this way you can install several images. There is also
variant of install by hand - for those who want to know what installator
does: directions in HD_load\mtldr
"DOS" must be removed from the above text. mtldr_install does not
work in msdos.
Which leaves us with just 1 choice if you have NO OS whatsoever on the hdd. The syslinux option.
And of course the possibility to have an OS and delete it after you setup kolibri, but that won't count.