[arch-releng] [archiso] syslinux 6 status

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Fri Jul 5 11:55:36 EDT 2013

On 07/05/2013 11:39 AM, Keshav Padram wrote:
> On 28 June 2013 23:17, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi <vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar>wrote:
>> Good news :)
>> With syslinux-6.01-pre5 all things tested seems to work! Finally!
>> Boot from:
>> cdrom (ISOLINUX):         OK
>> disk (SYSLINUX [VFAT]):   OK
>> disk (SYSLINUX [EXT4]):   OK
>> disk (ISOHYBRID-MBR):     OK
>> network (PXELINUX):       OK
>> Also tested, all other menu items, reboot, hdt, memtest, etc...
>> Tests was made under qemu-1.5.1.
>> PS: Since syslinux 6 supports EFI, maybe in a future (2013.08 or
>> 2013.09), if all things work, I am going to replace gummiboot with
>> syslinux.
> Syslinux does not yet support chainloading other efi binaries like the UEFI
> Shell included in the iso. The chain.c32 is built in case of efi64 or
> efi32, but is actually useless since the underlying code works only in
> bios. I suggest not moving over to syslinux-efi until it supports
> chainloading. BTW syslinux 6.01 is in [testing] if anyone wants to test it.
> Best Regards.
> Keshav Padram


I guess , in this context in more a chainexecuting than chainloading. Right?

In any way, syslinux-6.01 still broken for PXE using HTTP [#1] as I said
in previous emails.

I suggested to Tobias, in keeping our rock solid syslinux-4.06 package
in repos, renamed to something like syslinux4 or syslinux-legacy, until
syslinux-6 fixes this issue. So syslinux-6 can be moved out of [testing].

When  syslinux-6 fixes PXE HTTP booting, I will start looking in
syslinux-6.xx for EFI boot, and only if all things works in EFI will be
implemented for archiso.

Take care,

[#1] http://www.syslinux.org/archives/2013-July/020413.html

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

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