[syslinux] Problem booting extlinux from disk
Lai Zit Seng
lzs at pobox.com
Sun Jun 10 16:37:09 PDT 2007
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Lai Zit Seng wrote:
>> I am having a problem booting from a disk installed with extlinux. The
>> exact configuration that worked with version 3.36, when upgraded to
>> 3.50, appears to still work on the same disk. But if I zap out the disk
>> (i.e. start from scratch again) and install extlinux, the disk fails to
>> boot. Extlinux stops at the boot: prompt after displaying "Could not
>> find kernel image: linux".
>> It could be that extlinux is not reading its config file (installed
>> under /extlinux, and yes I've run "extlinux -i" on the directory). I can
>> type the path to my kernel at the boot: prompt and the kernel does boot.
>> Appreciate any help :)
> I think I've found the bug and fixed it.
> Please test out syslinux-3.51-pre1.
> This really underscores the importance of testing out prereleases,
> especially once release candidate status has been announced. We could
> have caught this one sooner.
Yes syslinux-3.51-pre1 works for me... thanks! I guess we're seldom
zapping out disks to know about this glitch :)
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