[syslinux] gfxboot again - EFI64
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:
>> 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
>> 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?
> 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.
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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