[syslinux] memtest86 does not work after upgrading to PXELINUX 6.01

Andrew Rae A.M.Rae at leeds.ac.uk
Sat Aug 17 14:14:15 PDT 2013


>On Wed, 24 Jul, at 03:48:14PM, Matt Fleming wrote:
>> On Wed, 24 Jul, at 09:04:17PM, Victor Sudakov wrote:
>> > memtest86 does not work any more after upgrading PXELINUX to 6.01.
>> > When trying to boot, I get the following message:
>> > 
>> > PXELINUX 6.01 2013-07-04 Copyright (C) 1994-2013 H. Peter Anvin et al
>> > Loading memtest86... ok
>> > Booting kernel failed: invalid argument
>> > boot:
>> What was the previous version of Syslinux you used? Presumably 4.xx?
>> This is a known bug in the 5.xx and 6.xx releases. A fix is being worked
>> on. 
>Are you able to try 6.02-pre12? There's been at least one successful
>report when booting memtest with that version.
>Matt Fleming, Intel Open Source Technology Center

Sorry this is bringing up an old post...

I had the same problem with v5.01 and v6.01, in that after upgrading from syslinux/pxelinux 4.05 I found that I couldn't load memtest+ 4.20 (or normal 'memtest').

I have tried syslinux-6.02-pre16.zip (05-Aug-2013 10:42) and this worked as I expected it to.

This was with pxelinux on a Dell Optiplex 755, using the menu item 'linux memtestp420a.bin'

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