[syslinux] no boot, no message

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 03:25:06 PDT 2016

On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 5:09 AM, Jorge Almeida via Syslinux
<syslinux at zytor.com> wrote:
> I have syslinux 5.10 on a 32bit gentoo system. It boots fine. Now I
> installed another linux system in other partitions of the same drive
> (a 64 bit system), updated syslinux.cfg, setup the new system as
> default, and the new entry appears in the menu. Problem is: it doesn't
> boot. On timeout, it starts counting down again, and that's it. No
> error message whatsoever. Selecting the old system by hand boots it as
> usual.
> Is it normal for extlinux to not produce an error message?

EXTLINUX (boot loader) was merged with SYSLINUX back in v4.00.
extlinux (installer) and syslinux still both exist but the former is
for mounted file systems while the latter is for unmounted FAT* file

It is common for (vesa)menu.c32 to hide the error.  Your best bet is
executing the new system's LABEL outside of menu.c32 to see the error.


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