[syslinux] "Cannot execute binary file" with several distros

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Aug 23 08:34:43 PDT 2006

Nazo wrote:
> Alright.  I suspected it was something along these lines.  Primarily
> I'm just curious because I had been using many different versions of
> Syslinux with many different versions of Finnix (eg what I'm primarily
> using for rescue/repair) for a long time now and only just recently
> ran into this trouble.  I'm guessing that some major library (klibc
> perhaps?) has changed in the recent past and they have essentially all
> become "desynced" so to speak.  Unfortunately, while rebulding works
> great for Mandriva, live distros like Finnix rarely have a compiler.
> Perhaps I might rig up something with Ubuntu or something similar for
> actually getting Syslinux installed, but then I'll have to keep two
> discs on hand since there's no way I could squeeze Ubuntu into my
> "Ultimate Boot DVD."  I do hope you can figure out some way to make it
> possible to statically link, but, in the meantime at least I know that
> the issue isn't something that is going to magically go away.  Thanks
> for the quick response.

You may wan to see if there is some kind of "compatibility compiler". 
For example, Fedora comes with libraries so you can link against the 
same libraries that RHEL4 came with.


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