[syslinux] [PATCH 0/1] EFI image booting capabilities

Ritter, Marcel (RRZE) marcel.ritter at fau.de
Tue Aug 9 14:05:34 PDT 2016

Hi Patrick,

we're currently looking for some way to chainload windows "bootx64.efi"
via our syslinux/pxelinux (syslinux.efi version) menu.

According to some posts on this list, chain loading currently only works
for BIOS version of pxelinux, but if I read your post correctly, your patches
should enable a kind of chain-loading for .efi binaries (from syslinux.efi?),

What we're trying to do is this:

- booting UEFI capable systems using "efi[32/64]/syslinux.efi"
- display menu to select Linux / Windows auto-install
- Linux installations already work this way
- Windows installations need to (chain-)load their own
   "bootx64.efi" in order to boot WIM installation images 

Is that, what your patches are all about?
Has there been any progess since your last post on this topic?

Best regards,

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Syslinux [mailto:syslinux-bounces at zytor.com] Im Auftrag von Patrick Masotta via Syslinux
Gesendet: Sonntag, 27. März 2016 10:27
An: syslinux at zytor.com
Betreff: Re: [syslinux] [PATCH 0/1] EFI image booting capabilities

On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 03:03:07PM -0400, Gene Cumm via Syslinux wrote:
> git/https: https://github.com/geneC/syslinux.git
> branches: ppatpat-efi-1 ppatpat-efi-3
> https://github.com/geneC/syslinux/tree/ppatpat-efi-1
> https://github.com/geneC/syslinux/tree/ppatpat-efi-3
> The first demonstrates my micro-commit preference.  The second shows 
> how I can use git-rebase to collapse it together, preserving the one 
> function-changing commit out of the feature-adding commits.

Hi Gene,

I'll take a look at them.
BTW did you get a binary compiled & tested including the new code?

> > (I still do not receive the list)
> Patrick, I'm not sure why but I am now seeing traffic in my Yahoo!
> account from this mailing list including your last message though 
> seems to have had significant delays.

A few days ago the pipe got unstuck and I've received even the missing e-mails.Currently I'm receiving the list correctly

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