[syslinux] hdt error on syslinux 6.0.4-pre1?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Apr 6 12:41:30 PDT 2016

On 04/05/2016 06:10 PM, Ady via Syslinux wrote:
> The described behavior refers to BIOS, not UEFI.
> hdt.c32 in BIOS firmware would / should be expected to work correctly 
> even in older BIOS versions.
> Whichever the case, I tend to have a different perspective about the 
> behavior presented in VMs. Instead of immediately thinking that the VM 
> software should be updated (which is a perfectly-valid point too), we 
> should rather take its behavior as "it is probably happening in some 
> real hardware too".
> My (wild, UNeducated) assumption / guess: developers are testing 
> hdt.c32 (just as other parts of Syslinux) mostly in network-booting 
> scenarios, and much less (or not at all) tested / developed under other 
> situations.
> If Erwan doesn't show up, it would be beneficial if some other 
> developer takes a look at HDT in the meantime.

OK, I have checked in what I hope to be a fix to this problem.  If some
would be able to test it out it would be great.

If building from git isn't possible, let me know.


More information about the Syslinux mailing list