[syslinux] The 'Unknown keyword in config file' problem

Michael Prokop news at michael-prokop.at
Tue Apr 18 10:20:19 PDT 2006

* Nazo <nazosan at gmail.com> [20060412 22:54]:
> On 4/12/06, Michael Prokop <news at michael-prokop.at> wrote:

> > the topic was already discussed in (for example)
> > http://syslinux.zytor.com/archives/2006-March/006586.html
> > but I'd like to f'up as there does not seem to be a fix yet.

> > I'm maintainer of a Live-CD and several users reported the problem:

> > | Unknown keyword in config file
> > | Could not find kernel image: grml

> > to me. The problem wasn't present with older isolinux versions (IIRC
> > until 3.08), but with newer versions (including 3.11) it's present
> > on several boxes. :-(


> Weird.  I remember there was troubles with certain versions where the
> default statement couldn't access labels.  Might have been that one.
> Either way, 3.11 is kind of old.  It seems to me like it could be
> rather handy to try a newer version.  I know it's the latest "stable"
> version, but, the only problems you'll find in a beta usually tend to
> be minor annoyances rather than fatal errors.

> You can find the beta versions here:
> http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux/Testing/

> If the problem still occurs in them we'll know for certain something
> is up.  If it doesn't and you have patience enough to keep writing to
> a rewritable and testing the various versions, it'd probably narrow
> things down more to find out just where the problem stops if it does
> stop so you'd know just what changed.

Just verified: isolinux 3.20-pre7 does not solve the problem. Still
exists. :(

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