[syslinux] syslinux does not interpret backslash

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Jan 18 08:05:43 PST 2008

Casual Programmer wrote:
> Hello list,
> while I managed to install syslinux and have it boot,
> there seems to be
> a problem with interpreting filenames. It looks for
> files in /boot but
> at the same time does not realize that the "/" is not
> part of the
> filename. It prompts me with boot: then every filename
> I type is set to
> 2 characters "." 3 characters i.e vmlinuz would appear
> as vm.lin. To me
> it looks like syslinux uses /boot/ as part of the
> filename here ( 6
> characters )
> Not sure whether I am missing something here, or
> whether this migh be a
> subtle bug.

I tried it with the current version of syslinux (3.61-pre2), and I 
cannot reproduce this failure.


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