[syslinux] Syslinux 6.03, kernel not relocatable.

Didier Spaier didier at slint.fr
Sun Nov 16 22:21:31 PST 2014

On 16/11/2014 18:33, Didier Spaier wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have requested tests of this USB installer:
> http://slint.fr/testing/slint64-14.1_syslinux.6.03.img
> in both BIOS and UEFI modes.
> A test in UEFI mode:
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/%5Bann%5D-syslinux-6-03-has-been-released-4175521209/#post5270515 
> leaded to this message:
> "Cannot relocate kernel, bailing out"
> That leaded me to this post in the ML:
> http://www.zytor.com/pipermail/syslinux-commits/2013-July/002381.html
> The kernel in the image file being not relocatable. I'll replace it 
> with one with
> CONFIG_RELOCATABLE=Y to confirm the issue.
With CONFIG_RELOCATABLE=Y (only change to the kernel) the installer
bow boots OK,
> But meanwhile, is there some  other thing I can do, like moving the
> kernel elsewhere in the image?
Stupid idea, of course. I should have dropped an eye on
I hardly understand anything there, but i guess this has something
to do with the EFI handover protocol?

The sparse mentions of "relocatable" (about modules) are
also hardly understandable by me.

Anyway Slackware-current (or next, if you prefer) has
CONFIG_RELOCATABLE=Y so case closed, but maybe
some kind soul could give me an "explanation for
newbies"? In exchange I could propose (and maybe make,
after approval) some changes/additions in the wiki to help
newbies like me find their way (assuming that the target
audience is not "only knowledgeable people", of course).

Thanks for reading and best regards,

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