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#1 Danixu

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 01:59 PM

Hi, first of all i'm sorry for my english.

 

My question is about if there are any way to chainload to syslinux, using grub loaded in UEFI or if there are any way to load syslinux directly with UEFI.

 

I've tried to find something in google but no luck, and i''ve tried to chainload to syslinux using the "syslinux.bin" file.

 

I've installed syslinux with "bin" file and here's the entry i'm using:

menuentry "Start Syslinux" {
    chainloader /multiboot/syslinux.bin
}

and i't works, it shows the menu with that entry but dont boot from syslinux, shows an error loading the file.

 

The pendrive has syslinux loader installed and works perfect on bios system, but i want to make it compatible with new UEFI systems.

 

Please, don't post any program to do it automatically. I want to learn how to do it manually, to use in a program in which I am working

 

Thanks!!



#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 02:36 PM

The point is not much about loading syslinux, but about loading the "right" version of Syslinux AND what is the final scope (i.e. what you are actually going to use syslinux for).

You are likely :dubbio: to be falling for the XYZ fallacy :ph34r::
http://homepage.ntlw...red-banana.html

In a nutshell:
Syslinux=BIOS
"special", "new", "experimental", (still) "buggy" or however with a "whole, long list" of limitations syslinux.efi=EFI/UEFI:
https://wiki.archlin...ux#UEFI_Systems

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#3 Danixu

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 03:10 PM

i'm trying to do a multiboot Pendrive, maybe i can migrate all to grub2 instead the use syslinux. I'm using syslinux because is what i've started to use, but if grub works better then i can try to migrate. Even i'm using grub to load the XP ISO because there's no way to do it with syslinux...

 

Thanks for reply. I'll post with the results ;)






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