[syslinux] Syslinux-6.02-pre2 - booting 32-bit kernels from efi64

Andreas Heinlein aheinlein at gmx.com
Wed Jul 10 06:44:57 PDT 2013

Am 08.07.2013 18:32, schrieb Matt Fleming:
> I just released 6.02-pre2 which includes support for booting 32-bit
> kernels from efi64. I know a number of people wanted this feature, so
> hopefully it will be tested in various environments.
> One thing to note is that it is not possible to boot a 32-bit kernel
> from efi64 via the EFI handover protocol (or from firmware via the EFI
> boot stub), but the kernel loader in Syslinux is smart enough to
> fallback to the legacy scheme and just not use any of the EFI boot stub
> code when mixing firmware/kernels.
During my tests, it did not work. When selecting a 32bit kernel entry, 
screen went black for about 2 seconds, then dropped back to Syslinux 
menu. 64bit kernel booted just fine.

Any further info I can give you to debug this? Are there any specific 
requirements for the kernel?


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