[syslinux] Windows-based SYSLINUX installer v4.06pre11 fails

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Jul 23 11:35:22 PDT 2012

On 07/22/2012 09:59 PM, Ady Ady wrote:
> For v4.06-pre7, the Windows-based SYSLINUX installer works.
> For versions 4.06-pre10 and pre11, the Windows-based SYSLINUX installer fails with:
>  "invalid media signature (not an FAT/NTFS volume?)" 
> Under Windows, I tested all those versions on a 1440 floppy image mounted with IMDISK. On the same floppy image, version 4.06-pre7 and older versions indeed work correctly.
> The Linux-based SYSLINUX installer of all 4.06-pre7/10/11 versions are working correctly on the same floppy image.
> Let me know if you need more specific info.
> "Something" changed after 4.06pre7 ( against 4.06pre10 and pre11 ) in the Windows-based SYSLINUX installer that is making it fail. 		 	   		  

Yes, I think that "something" is a change in the cross-compiler (I
upgraded my machine from Fedora 15 to Fedora 17 which changed the
Windows cross-compiler from mingw32 to mingw-w64.)

Something is buggy, obviously.  Anyone who knows Windows willing to take
a look?  It would be nice to have a Windows equivalent of "strace"...


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