[syslinux] Unable to get syslinux.efi to work, grub2 boots tho

KARBOWSKI Piotr piotr.karbowski at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 14:55:47 PDT 2018

On 2018-08-02 18:25, KARBOWSKI Piotr wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to get a UEFI bootable USB. And I am unable to make it 
> working. I have two x86_64 systems and both of them 'hangs' when I 
> choose to boot UEFI from USB.
> I've created fat32 formated partition with ef00 type. I placed EFI/BOOT 
> there with content of efi64/ distribution, I've created syslinux.cfg and 
> renamed syslinux.efi to BOOTX64.EFI.
> However, it does just hangs.
> I then replaced BOOTX64.EFI with the copy of grubx64.efi and I got a 
> working GRUB2 shell, so I suppose the problem is within syslinux.
> I tried sys-boot/syslinux-6.03 and sys-boot/syslinux-6.04_pre1 with no 
> luck.
> any hints how to get syslinux on UEFI working?

Update. I did downloaded latest binaries of Syslinux, and they do work, 
I got a working menu.c32 output with it. I am unsure how can I debug why 
binaries built on my Gentoo does not work. Any idea?

-- Piotr.

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