[syslinux] KBDMAP and chainloading supported by syslinux.efi?

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 06:40:41 PST 2017

On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 9:27 AM, Klaus Knopper via Syslinux
<syslinux at zytor.com> wrote:
> Hallo List,
> Maybe someone on the list can answer these questions for everyone
> concerning the more or less experimental syslinux.efi for UEFI boot:
> 1.
> Is the KBDMAP directive supported by syslinux.efi? In my tests with a
> german keymap generated as documented in
> http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php?title=Config#KBDMAP
> only the BIOS version of syslinux loads and sets the correct keymap,
> while the EFI version seems to silently ignore the
> configuration keyword.

That certainly would make sense that the feature isn't there (yet).

> 2.
> Does syslinux.efi support loading configuration files, modules and kernel from
> a partition other than the EFI FAT32 partition it was loaded from?
> (Background: On a ISO hybrid boot image, we would like to keep only
> ONE copy of kernel and configurations files, but this is located on
> the ISO9660 part of the image, not on the included EFI partition).

No, multifs has not been merged.

> Regards
> -Klaus Knopper


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