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Questions tagged [syslinux]

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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EFI fails to boot Linux with GRUB - blinking cursor screen of death

I bought an HP Probook x360 11 G1 EE laptop with an EFI boot and Windows preinstalled. Since there's no option in the BIOS to support legacy boot, I can't do without EFI. I tried EasyBCD to install ...
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Clonezilla modified syslinux doesn't boot

I tried to created custom Clonezilla iso with my own parameters but failed. I used this and this manual and did everything presumably as described. Here is my syslinux.cfg: # Created by generate-pxe-...
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Alpine LVM installation with UEFI/BIOS dual booting support

I want to move from Arch+Windows [GPT, dual boot using built-in EFI menu] to Alpine+Windows [GPT, legacy BIOS booting support, XEN, LVM partitions for both Alpine as Dom0 and virtualized Windows as ...
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Authoring bootable ISO file

I find the variety of ISO-to-USB "burning" tools a bit baffling. Each seems to have its own slightly different approach to the problem, which vary from more of a DD-style direct copy (which wipes any ...
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What are GPXE and Syslinux?

I am studying for my networking exam soon and there are two things that I don't fully understand and I find it rather difficult to find any clear information about this. Could you please give me a "...
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EFI settings set via efibootmgr are ignored after reboot

I have 2 disks (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb) on UEFI laptop. Both GPT. sda1 - NTFS - Windows, sda2 - FAT32 - EFI partition where is Windows Boot Manager and GRUB sdb1 - NTFS - another windows sdb2 - ...
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Boot from second hdd on grub2

First of all, Sorry for bad English. I did a lot of searching on Google with no luck. My second HDD is located in a the CD-ROM slot using a "SATA 2nd HDD caddy for 12.7mm Universal CD/DVD-ROM". ...
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UEFI syslinux does not load initrd over HTTP in PXE boot

I am trying to set up a GParted Live PXE boot and follow the PXELINUX instructions to set up the boot. I've got it working with TFTP but now I want to switch the loading of vmzlinuz, initrd and other ...
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How to replace Windows bootloader with syslinux?

I have a dualboot of Windows 7 and Arch Linux. I had to reinstall my Windows, but doing this, the Windows Bootloader took the place of Syslinux. Now how can I place Syslinux back?
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Arch Linux dosen't go over bootloader after update

I have Archlinux with encrypted HDD and updated my system after 1-2 weeks. Then, after the update I wasn't able to boot again. The system is entering the bootloader, syslinux, and after that when I ...
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How to make an included menu / submenu / separate screen in pxelinux?

I have the following menu on my LAN: UI menu.c32 PROMPT 0 TIMEOUT 300 ONTIMEOUT local MENU TITLE In The Moon PXE Menu (Sagittarius-A) LABEL WinPE64 MENU LABEL Windows PE x64 KERNEL /memdisk INITRD /...
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The installation dialog box does not show up after booting from my bootable USB which has Ubuntu in it

I used to create bootable USBs in the following way and it used to work perfectly fine: sudo mount -o loop /path to iso/ /media/iso cp -a /media/iso/. /path to usb flash drive/ sudo syslinux -s /dev/...
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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 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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Boot Linux from a GPT disk using SYSLINUX

From Booting from GPT, it says that both Grub & syslinux support booting Linux from a GPT disk. Anyone knows how exactly can I use syslinux to boot Linux from a GPT disk please? The article says ...
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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 non-EFI Linux from EFI Linux

I read somewhere that it might be possible to boot non-EFI Linux from EFI Linux. If my EFI Linux is booted by grub-efi, and my non-EFI Linux is booted by extlinux. How to chainload from grub-efi to ...
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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 floppy-...
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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 "...