[syslinux] gfxboot again - EFI64

Andreas Heinlein aheinlein at gmx.com
Tue Jul 9 00:45:32 PDT 2013

Am 04.07.2013 20:02, schrieb H. Peter Anvin:
> On 07/04/2013 06:03 AM, Andreas Heinlein wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I think I found another problem with gfxboot, and I think it is
>> completely unrelated to the 'packed archive' issue.
>> Again I tried using gfxboot with the Ubuntu gfxboot archive, this time
>> with EFI64, using a real EFI-capable machine. I first verified that
>> everything else actually works by commenting out 'ui gfxboot bootlogo'
>> and got a working menu. Uncommented the line again, and the screen goes
>> black immediately, no output at all. This time it's also really not
>> working, no 'blind' typing possible, default entry will not boot after
>> timeout.
>> The same with a minimal config. I must say that I used a USB drive
>> instead of a DVD this time, for convenience. And I'm not sure if I got
>> the file layout right. It had a GPT table with a single FAT32 partition.
>> I copied syslinux.efi to \EFI\BOOT\BOOTx64.efi; ldlinux.e64 to
>> \ldlinux.sys and everything else (syslinux.cfg, gfxboot archive, *.c32
>> files from efi64/com32) to \boot\syslinux\.
>> But since the vesamenu worked, I think this is correct.
>> Just to be sure, I also tested with an unpacked gfxboot archive, but
>> again nothing.
>> Any ideas?
>> Thanks,
>> Andreas
> I think the gfxboot developers will have to port their code or better 
> yet make it more general so it can run on any platform.
>     -hpa
So the gfxboot code currently just won't run under EFI, and it is not 
maintained by the Syslinux developers, just included? Who's currently 
maintaining gfxboot, if anyone?


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