[syslinux] Syslinux 5.00-pre6: call it a beta

Helmut Hullen Hullen at t-online.de
Mon Jul 2 01:53:00 PDT 2012

Hallo, Gene,

Du meintest am 01.07.12:

>>    libcom32.c32
>>       -> no response, only new line with prompt
>>    vesamenu.c32
>>       -> Undef symbol FAIL: vesacom_set_background

> After replacing all .c32 files and isolinux.bin with the prebuilt
> binaries in syslinux-5.00-pre6.tar.xz and rebuilding the ISO with:
> genisoimage  -r -l -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table
> -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat -o ../ods.iso -V

> everything works perfectly.

I've tried this way (manually):



from the *.tar.xz packet into the "isolinux" directory. Next try:

  Undef symbol FAIL: SHA1Update
  boot:   (and waiting)

    boot: vesamenu32
    -> loading vesamenu32... failed!
       Kernel load failure (insufficient memory?)

    boot: local
    -> FAIL: console_ansi_raw


Seems that running "make" produces other files than the original files  
in the *.tar.xz packet.

Maybe an "INSTALL" file (a "HOWTO") could help.


If "insufficient memory" is the right diagnosis: that may be a bad  
My Thinkpad T22 has 384 MByte RAM, the mentioned antique Compag has  
perhaps 256 MByte RAM.

Viele Gruesse!

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