[syslinux] Boot Loop in efi

Erik Rull erik.rull at rdsoftware.de
Mon Jun 22 09:34:06 PDT 2020

Hi all,

I did my first steps on syslinux 6.03 with EFI...
I prepared the disk with GPT, EFI system partition and formatted it FAT32.
I added the files to EFI/BOOT including the syslinux libraries and syslinux.cfg

The system starts booting, loads kernel and initrd (I see the loading output on
the screen), but then the system resets and the loop restarts (infinitely).

I took the same syslinux.cfg, linux and initrd as for the BIOS boot.

Am I missing something? It does not look as if the kernel actually starts (no
output after the load-lines).

One thing that I'm confused of - maybe this is related?
I can only get the 64 bit efi files running, but my kernel is 32 bit. No way
getting the 32 bit efi files to start, even when trying it over the UEFI shell,
it complains that the file is not in the right format.

Best regards,


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