[arch-general] syslinux 6.01-1 issues

Jonathan Hudson jh+arch at daria.co.uk
Fri Jul 5 14:46:24 EDT 2013

On Fri, 05 Jul 2013 20:26:53 +0200, Thomas Bächler wrote:

>Am 05.07.2013 20:24, schrieb Karol Blazewicz:
>> I'm using syslinux for my bootloader. I'm using BIOS, not UEFI, on a
>> 32-bit system.
>> After updating syslinux 5.10-3 -> 6.01-1 the modules' symlinks in
>> /boot/syslinux didn't get updated and still point to
>> /usr/lib/syslinux/ instead of to /usr/lib/syslinux/bios e.g. menu.c32
>> -> /usr/lib/syslinux/menu.c32 which prevents the syslinux menu from
>> appearing on boot (modules not found).
>> Running '# /usr/bin/syslinux-install_update -i -a -m' doesn't help.
>> Should I remove all the symlinks from /boot/syslinux and only copy the
>> needed files back? I didn't install syslinux manually so i don't know
>> why should I have to do this. Did I miss / misunderstand something?
>The install script needs an update. Just remove the .c32 and
> ln -s /usr/lib/syslinux/bios/*.c32 .

And if you have a custom syslinux.cfg, you need to restore than from

So many ways to break your boot ....

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