[syslinux] extlinux - Failed to load ldlinux.c32

Pierre-Philipp Braun pbraun at nethence.com
Thu Jul 23 01:16:52 PDT 2020

> I have already suggested to Patrick that the syslinux package, currently at version 4.07,  be not upgraded.

Hello Didier, this is the topic exactly.  Why exactly did you recommend 
him not to upgrade 4.07?  I myself sent him a message, attempting to 
push for an upgrade!

> Version 6 brings support for EFI, but for that Slackware uses elilo and in my humble opinion it will be simpler for users to use grub 2.06 for EFI as well as legacy booting.

Yes GRUB2 is simpler but I would rather like SYSLINUX to become the new 
bootloader.  Not just because the text vs menu flavors look as nice as 
cute as the good old LILO, but because... we can.  We already switched 
to PAM which to me, is unfortunate.  I am afraid that in the end, 
Slackware will be just like like any other distro but its init and the 
absence of package management.  I would be glad to discuss this more 

Anyhow back to the topic, I managed to use EXTLINUX for loading XEN 
MULTIBOOT before, but now that I try to set it up on another cluster, it 
just fails.  For the record, I finally managed to build 6.04-pre1 on 
Ubuntu 18 (apparently it used GCC 7) but same goes yet again.

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