[syslinux] *.c32 for efi64 and efi32?

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 04:57:28 PDT 2014

On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 7:49 AM, Steven Shiau <steven at nchc.org.tw> wrote:
> On 04/23/2014 06:12 PM, Gene Cumm wrote:
>> Currently, the linker drops text strings into hdt.c32 specifying its
>> dependencies and the Syslinux core hunts for those. It would be a change of
>> the Makefiles and the list of filename suffixes to attempt which is already
>> variant-specific.  I believe this becomes a near-trivial development change.
>> However, I think the bigger impact is on the user side as any scripts used
>> to copy them around and any config files will likely change.  Currently, my
>> config files all reference COM32s with ".c32" (the preferred setup add it
>> eliminates the filename guessing game) and I'd need to remove that to keep
>> things universal and slow things down in the process.
>> --Gene
> Hi Gene,
> Thanks. If you agree, maybe it can be changed in some major modified
> versions, like 6.1.
> My 2 cents.

No, not a minor version change (6.03 -> 6.10) but a major version
change (6.03 -> 7.00).


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