[syslinux] Plop Boot Manager quit working with 5.10

Matt Fleming matt at console-pimps.org
Mon Jul 1 09:10:11 PDT 2013

On Fri, 28 Jun, at 07:32:30PM, Patrick Verner wrote:
> I have updated syslinux in Parted Magic's test version to the 5.10 release.
> With 4.06 I booted plop like this:
> LINUX /boot/plpbt/plpbt.bin
> Now it says /boot/plpbt/plpbt.bin... ok
> Booting kernel failed: Invalid argument
> Other "extras" like IPXE, HDT, memtest86+, chntpw, Super Grub Disk, etc...
> all work with 5.10. Revert to 4.06 and plop works again.

Could you try Syslinux 5.11-pre5?

> Is this a problem with syslinux or plop?
For some reason, the plpbt.bin file didn't have a valid initrd_addr_max
field in its header, for some reason. Which caused the kernel loader to
barf.  Do you know why this field was zero? How did you build your
kernel image?

Matt Fleming, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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