The SYSLINUX Project is a suite of lightweight IBM PC MBR bootloaders for starting up computers with the Linux kernel. It is the work of H. Peter Anvin, and consists of several separate systems, the best-known of which is ISOLINUX.

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Sylinux 5.x and YUMI - “no default or ui directive found”

I'm on Ubuntu 14.10 and I'm trying to create a multiboot USB with YUMI. the usb is formatted with fat32 I have installed on the usb a couple of live linux ( ubuntu, archbang ... ). When I try to ...
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Booting ISO with pxelinux, memdisk: Bad file number

When trying to boot my winpe64.iso, I have created on my Windows 8 box, I am getting "Bad file number" error. What does it mean?
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How to see stdout and stderr in Syslinux/Pxelinux?

I am trying to boot something with Pxelinux and fail. Some error message is blinking very fast and then menu appears again. How to have time to see error messages? UPDATE My config UI menu.c32 ...
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How to boot bootable ISO with PXE?

I have DHCP/TFTP/Syslinux installed on my computer in the LAN. With it I can boot any images on any other LAN computers, including diskless, for example, Memtest86+ and it works. Also I have some ...
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How to install extlinux as the bootloader

Of all the extlinux/syslinux document that I read, all say that to install extlinux as the bootloader, it is as simple as: extlinux --install /boot/extlinux However, I always feel that something ...
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extlinux/syslinux, chain booting second disk

What's the correct way to chain boot Linux (Ubuntu) on second HD using extlinux/syslinux? Will the fact that Linux will randomize HD order jeopardize such chain booting?
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What is PATH in syslinux?

PATH usage: PATH <path> From my experiences, I think it to be used to reset the directory that specified when installing sysinux using switch -d <directory> so that syslinux will read ...
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Use SYSLINUX to boot from a separate device

I have a laptop with no harddrive that I'm booting from a modified persistent LiveCD thumbdrive, but performance is terrible due to the low speed of the thumbdrive. I also have a class-10 SD card of ...
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How to boot Linux with extlinux

EDIT: Just adding my two more cents after this question becomes a "popular" one. I had been a great fan of grub because it was able to boot everything that I used. However, when grub2 came, I really ...
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Chainload none-EFI Linux from EFI Linux

I read somewhere that it might be possible to boot none-EFI Linux from EFI Linux. If so, If my EFI Linux is booted by grub-efi, and my none-EFI Linux is booted by extlinux. How to chainload from ...
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Syslinux “Missing OS” after expanding to the left the partition with /boot

I have a GPT partitioned drive. Its a bit of a mess so I was starting to sort everything out. /dev/sda2 is an ArchLinux install and the location of /boot with syslinux being used. /dev/sda1 is a ...
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Removed Syslinux by Accident Cannot Properly Setup Dual Boot Win8 + Archlinux

by accident I removed initial sector and could not boot neither system. Now I`ve setup a grub where I can at least boot windows. I still have the config files from syslinux in: /dev/sdb5 Grub and ...
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Any way to debug a syslinux hang?

I have a system that boots CentOS from a flash card. It reboots and comes up reliably 99+% of the time, but occaisionally it hangs at the Syslinux bootloader, right after it prints the Syslinux ...
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How to use Syslinux to chainload Ubuntu installation?

I try my best to detail my question. If it would run out of your patience, go to lastest paragraph. I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 from its official site and extracted files to a folder ubuntu\ on USB ...
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Can I make SYSLINUX load a root fs from an image file on an NTFS partition?

SYSLINUX allows me to boot from a FAT16 USB-stick by loading a kernel image and an initial ram-disk (initrd) image from there. To get more space and a faster access, I can mount an NTFS partition ...
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Multiboot on usb with syslinux

I'm trying to make a multiboot usb with Ubuntu, Backtrack and Mantra-OS on it (all ubuntu as you can see). Those are the steps I've done: sudo su unmount /dev/sdb1 # unmount ...
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HP Pavilion laptop not booting Fedora 18 LiveUSB

My HP Pavilion g7 1075dx laptop will not boot past the SYSLINUX copyright when booting off a 8GB USB Flash drive that has Fedora 18 KDE Live CD copied to it via LiveUSB Creator. What should I try? I ...
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pxe boot dos 7.x / 8.x on modern mainboard without floppy controller

How to pxe boot MS DOS 7.x / 8.x on a modern pc (mainboard without floppy controller) without using an external usb floppy drive? MS DOS 6.22 and earlier or other flavors pxe boot just fine on ...
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Unetbootin and Windows 7

I use Unetbootin on WinXP and I have a Windows 7 iso that I want to make a USB bootable with. Everything works fine. I can boot the USB, but then I come to bootloader screen and I only see one option ...