[syslinux] Manually installing syslinux?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Jun 30 20:02:12 PDT 2004

Nick Bartos wrote:
> Here is what happened:
> version 1.0:
> linux kernel 2.4.20
> glibc compiled with --enable-kernel=2.4.20
> syslinux compiled statically
> version 2.0:
> linux kernel 2.4.26
> glibc compiled with --enable-kernel=2.4.26
> syslinuc compiled statically
> the problem is that the syslinux binary compiled with version 2.0 will not
> run on the version 1.0 system.  If you try to run it, you will get a
> "fatal:  kernel too old" or similar message.
> currently I am using --enable-kernel=2.4.20 with 2.4.26 to workaround the
> problem, but I just don't like the idea that I could never use a higher
> --enable-kernel= than 2.4.20.
> As far as I can see, the easiest way to fix this would be to install the
> bootloader manually, without any compiled binaries from version 2.0.  As I
> said there are of course other options, but I want to investigate this one
> fully first.  I know what the drawbacks are to those other solutions, but
> not to this one, since I don't even know if this is a workable solution
> yet.

I suggest building syslinux-nomtools with klibc.  It's tiny that way. 
See the klibc distribution for details.


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