[syslinux] Syslinux 6.03, kernel not relocatable.

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Nov 18 09:55:25 PST 2014

On 11/16/2014 09:33 AM, 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.
> But meanwhile, is there some  other thing I can do, like moving the
> kernel elsewhere in the image? Currently the tree is:
> .

This is a bug in earlier kernels.  CONFIG_EFI now requires


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