[syslinux] Version 3.02 floppy boot hangs.

Quinn plattel at tiscali.dk
Fri Jan 7 02:09:29 PST 2005

H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> [To the mailing list...]
> Merlin wrote:
>> HPA> Could you send me a copy of this image?
>> Please see attached file.
>> Thanks!
> Ah, thanks.  That's exactly what I needed.  There is a bug relating to 
> too large directories in SYSLINUX; I have attached a patch.
> Incidentally, why are you using MEMDISK and a disk image from a CD-ROM 
> when you're using it to boot a kernel?  Why not use ISOLINUX?
> Anyway, another workaround is to turn off vfat, this will make the 
> directory smaller; as long as you have vfat off it should be able to 
> handle at least 15 files in the root directory.
> This is clearly a very serious bug which needs to be fixed.  I'm a bit 
> torn between trying to get 3.10 out quicker, release a 3.03, or 
> release a "3.05" (meaning halfway between 3.00 and 3.10 :) which would 
> basically be 3.10-pre1 plus this patch (plus some more testing, 
> presumably.)
> Do people have any opinions?
If there are only a couple of bug fixes then I would call it 3.03.  If 
there a lot of bug fixes, then 3.05.  If there are also major bugs or 
features fixed/added then 3.10.  If there are a lot of new features 
added with major bug fixes, then a major version number would probably 
need changing, say 4.00?


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