[syslinux] syslinux 6.01 boot into GPT EFI hdd

Jonas Keidel jonas at jonas-keidel.de
Fri Aug 2 04:13:22 PDT 2013

So how does it work? I have a system installed in efi mode with efisystem
partition on a hdd and i like to get it booted from the efi pxe.
Is that possible with localboot?

2013/8/1 Matt Fleming <matt at console-pimps.org>

> On Tue, 30 Jul, at 02:51:03PM, Jonas Keidel wrote:
> > How to boot from syslinux 6.01 over PXE (syslinux.efi) into an EFI
> > installed GPT system on a hdd?
> > Via localboot 0 it doesn't work. (no output)
> >
> > Also via chain.c32 hd0 1 it doesn't work.
> > Errormessage:
> > Can not find MBR magic, treat hdd as raw disk.
> > Stop booting.
> chain.c32 doesn't currently support chainloading anything under EFI.
> There's an open bug report for chainloading EFI applications here,
>     http://bugzilla.syslinux.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17
> I've got a patch to support LOCALBOOT -1 on EFI, which will boot the
> next entry in the EFI Boot Manager (the thing configured with
> efibootmgr), and which I'll commit shortly, but it doesn't support
> I'm not actually convinced that we should support LOCALBOOT 0 under EFI.
> Even on BIOS, LOCALBOOT runs into problems with some machines, and the
> preferred solution is to use chain.c32.
> --
> Matt Fleming, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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