[arch-releng] [RFC] [archiso] Unify syslinux config files.

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Fri Nov 25 17:55:43 EST 2011

On 11/25/2011 07:24 PM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 25.11.2011 22:01, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
>> This is a reworks of my previous RFC but with changes proposed by Thomas (plus other changes).
> Very cool, thanks.
You are welcome!
>> Boot as:
>> * (isolinux) cdrom and cdrom-hibrid-disk: OK
>> * (pxelinux) TFTP and HTTP: OK
>> * (extlinux) /arch and /pepe: OK
>> * (syslinux) /arch and /coco: OK, but see note (@)
>> (@) Due bug in mmove (from mtools), ldlinux.sys install fails:
>> (install also fails with real devices like /dev/sdX, unrelated to loop)
>> # syslinux -i -d /mnt/loop/arch/boot/syslinux /dev/loop1p1
>> s:/mnt/loop/arch/boot/syslinux/ldlinux.sys: no match for target
>> syslinux: warning: unable to move ldlinux.sys
> You can use extlinux on FAT32, too (nowadays, it is just a different
> installer of syslinux). You don't need mtools/syslinux at all if you can
> mount the device.

OMG!, was my fault!

syslinux works different than extlinux!

1) Device must not be mounted, before running syslinux (like in extlinux)
2) -d DIRECTORY is relative to root directory of the drive, so the 
_right_ command is
# syslinux -i -d arch/boot/syslinux /dev/loop0p1

Wow, extlinux on fat32! great, I never know! Thanks you!

So... is working!


pushing this to master when next version of mkinitpcio hits [core].

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
\cos^2\alpha + \sin^2\alpha = 1

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