[syslinux] Using wimboot with syslinux UEFI

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 04:27:17 PDT 2018

On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 3:56 PM Krajcir, Kyle E via Syslinux
<syslinux at zytor.com> wrote:
> I am trying to load a WinPE boot image using wimboot, and failing. The 3 files appear to load successfully (the output "Encapsulating ... <filename>" is displayed for each file, taking a few minutes on the .wim file as expected based on the size), but then the workstation just reboots, and I don't see output after that.
> Has anyone successfully loaded WinPE using wimboot with syslinux.efi? Ideas on why it's not working for me?
> - boot loader is /syslinux-6.03/efi64/efi/syslinux.efi
> - wimboot version 2.6.0
> - menu entry:
> MENU LABEL + Windows PE
> KERNEL linux.c32
> APPEND wimboot gui initrdfile=bcd,boot.sdi,boot.wim

I haven't personally tried but unless things are built for UEFI boot,
they won't work.  If wimboot isn't ready for UEFI, it won't work.  If
the combination of the bcd, boot.sdi and boot.wim aren't ready, it
won't work.


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