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Questions tagged [syslinux]

A set of lightweight boot loaders for MS-DOS FAT, ext2/ext3/ext4/btrfs filesystems, network booting and booting from CD.

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How do I create a bootable ISO image from a running ARM 7 based Debian 9 machine

I am running a system on a Banana Pi M2+ which I need to clone into a bootable working copy and I cannot find repos for tools like syslinux and clonezilla for the ARM processor. Is there another ...
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Multiple Linux Installation - managing shared ESP and Bootable options

I have installed Manjaro alongside BlackArch. BlackArch has its bootloader in /boot which is a separate partition. Manjaro has three partitions, one for root(/), one for /boot, and one for /boot/efi. ...
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syslinux pxe boot reboots every few minutes

I am trying to achieve PXE Boot and install the Yocto Image on my intel Apollo Lake SoC. What i did till now: Created EFI/SYSLINUX Folder and placed syslinux.efi and ldlinux.e64, menu.c32 and in ...
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Is ISOLINUX on DebianStretchDVD1ISO extensible in any way without remastering - what can you do with it besides boot /install.amd/vmlinuz?

GRUB on USB/Hard Disk is extensible in the sense that once you install to MBR/partition you can mount ISO using loop and boot of the ISO. Additionally it has many modules like ls and cat that are ...
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syslinux menu/label text

I want to add some "helper" or "group" text to my syslinux menu like in the screenshot. Im talking about the text "Installation" and "Tools" text after the "MENU SEPARATOR". How can i reach this goal?...
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Creating a bootable Linux image using extlinux

I am helping a friend setup a bootable Linux image using extlinux. Here is what I have so far, but using qemu-system-x86_64, I am not able to get it to boot this image. The options to qemu-system-...
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How can I get an ESXi installation to PXE boot using UEFI?

I would like to PXE boot some ESXi hosts using UEFI, but keep getting the following message: I am testing with a VM and can see it hitting the DHCP/TFTP server (CentOS 7) in a packet capture (3 ...
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How to specify initrd path in TFTP subdirectory for PXE boot?

I am trying to boot clonezilla with TFTP and wished to put clonezilla files separately, not to overwite other staff I have in PXE: LABEL clonezilla MENU LABEL Clonezilla Live 20180329 Ubuntu based ...
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How to get a root shell by using syslinux start parameter

I'm trying to get a root shell using the start parameter of syslinux. The Linux system runs directly into a kiosk mode and all keyboard entry is blocked. Here is the original config: label vegas ...
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“Boot error” and a blinking cursor on a black screen

I recently installed Arch Linux and dual booted windows 10 on the bios system I had. My bootloader was syslinux. It was running fine. But today when I tried to boot my computer in the morning a black ...
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Should isohybrid work on all iso media, fx Windows 7?

I have a an original Windows 7 Professional x86 iso file, straight from Microsoft. I want to make a bootable USB from this ISO. Some sources suggest that I simply dd the iso to the USB, but I don't ...
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Is encrypted boot possible with syslinux?

I found that Alpine uses syslinux boot loader by default. I'd like to know whether syslinux supports encrypted /boot just like GRUB2 does? (I'd like to use ZFS with native encryption instead of dm-...
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Possible to create Windows 10 installation media (USB) using Linux utilities?

The problem: a Linux user on a legacy/BIOS system would like to install Windows 10 alongside Linux (on real hardware, not in a VM). Assume preparation issues such as partitioning hard drives to create ...
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Create bootable USB

In need of some clarification from the instructions provided by this site: https://tecadmin.net/how-to-create-bootable-linux-usb-drive-from-linux-terminal/ I was able to successfully follow your ...
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How do I create a bootable GPT UEFI Linux disk?

Aaargh. After days of reading and trying everything I'm still stuck in a maze. It should be simple but I cannot work it out. I need to create one bootable UEFI disk partition that contains all the ...
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Black screen when booting ArchLinux from USB stick on Chromebook R11

I've recently got an Acer Chromebook R11 cyan and I would like to be able to boot ArchLinux from it. For now I would like to boot from an USB drive. I made a pretty classic ArchLinux installation on ...
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What can be the reason notebook does not load with PXE?

I made TFTP boot share and it works for virtual machine and desktop computer (menu appears). But on notebook Dell Inspiron 7720 it shows few lines and turns black. Syslinux config is follows: $ cat ...
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What is inside vesamenu.c32 of syslinux? [closed]

What is inside vesamenu.c32? I need NOT know the PURPOSE of this file, I wish to know what it is. Are there machine instructions inside or what? If yes, then what are they doing?
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Making a UEFI-bootable image with mkisofs and -eltorito-boot efiboot.img

I am trying to convert an existing custom USB ISO installer image that presently boots via BIOS to one that boots via UEFI. I use mkisofs and isohybrid to make the ISO, and it boots via ISOLINUX. I ...
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Syslinux multiboot USB

I'm trying to create a custom multiboot USB using ISOs. I don't want to extract the ISO like most utilities do and I would really like to customize this exactly how I want it. I have formatted a USB ...
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What is the proper way to use ISOLINUX with UEFI?

I've been trying to add UEFI support in the 64-bit version of Minimal Linux Live for quite some time, unfortunately without much success. As you can see from the below image, I get critical error each ...
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How to change grub boot menu on a (formerly) live linux system?

So I converted a usb live linux install (Tails) from USB to virtualbox using VBoxManage convertfromraw. For it to boot in virtualbox, I need to remove one thing from the boot commandline (live-media=...
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Manjaro doesn't update syslinux.cfg when I install new kernels. How can it be done?

I have a fresh installation of installed Manjaro 15.12 (Capella) 64-bit months ago on my Dell Latitude. I started with the CLI installer as I had a couple of LVM volumes to reattach to my system — ...
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Linux kernel root= parameter

I'm trying to make a portable distro of linux on a 16MB SD card. I have a 2.4 kernel and extlinux as a bootloader. How can I pass the root= parameter to the kernel that the distro would be still ...
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What does it mean “Failed to load COM32 file”

I have the following pxelinux config: DEFAULT vesamenu.c32 PROMPT 0 MENU TITLE In The Moon Network LABEL install1404server MENU LABEL Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 Server AMD64 include ubuntu-installer/...
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How to redirect PXE boot to another TFTP or to HTTP?

I would like to make the installation of Linux always possible in my LAN. So, I have configured PXE boot on my DHCP server. The DHCP server points to the TFTP server, and it normally loads menus and ...
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Virtual serial ports /dev/pts

I'm trying to create virtual ports using GSM cmux. It creates virtual ports in /dev/chn 1 2 & 3. Which is linked to /dev/pts 0 1 & 2. But when I list dev directory there is no pts folder and ...
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Help in building Yocto(open embedded) projects using cluster computing in Linux

I need to reduce project build time in Yocto (open embedded) in Linux platform. So I decided to cluster computers for the best performance for compilation and building. My question: Is there any MPI ...
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Boot Remix OS automatically (syslinux.cfg)

I am wondering how I can boot the Resident Mode of Remix OS automatically without having to select it at each boot? I read in a couple articles to do default -live but what option will it select? How ...
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Can you uncompress a btrfs filesystem?

I found out that you can compress the whole of a Btrfs filesystem by defragmenting it with -clzo or -czlib, but is it possible to uncompress it again? I'm asking because I managed to stop my system ...
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TFTP times out in CentOS 7

I have an isolated server that telnets into the single device on its network and loads a file to it using the telnet command load. I am trying to recreate the functionality on another PC. The old ...
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enabling Intel Iris Pro (syslinux, Tails system, Macbook Pro 15 Retina Late 2013, IGP/GPU)

Macbook Pro 15 Retina Late 2013 uses explicitly dedicated GPU. Integrated graphic processor isn't listed at all. Not being able to switch or turn off discrete card to improve battery life. /...
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How do I boot the linux kernel over PXE with dnsmasq and syslinux?

Are these dnsmasq.conf options fine: port=0 interface=enp0s20u2u1 bind-interfaces dhcp-range=192.168.2.50,192.168.2.220,12h dhcp-boot=boot/syslinux/lpxelinux.0 dhcp-option-force=209,boot/syslinux/pxe....
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Convert Grub2 entry to Syslinux

I have been trying to do it for hours now, but so far I was unable to. I have a USB stick with grub4dos on sda1 (vfat), /boot syslinux on sda3 (ext2) and root on sda2 (btrfs). ext2 with syslinux is ...
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Make bootable USB drive on Mac

I've tried to make a bootable USB drive — using Syslinux & Buildroot — on my Macbook Air. When I boot up I get something like this error. "Non-system disk, press any key to restart" Does that ...
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Syslinux gives error: ata 10: Softreset failed (1st FIS failed)

I recently installed arch on my desktop, and I get the error in the title twice per boot, without the [] and preceded by what I assume is a timestamp: [12.xxxxxxx] on the first and [22.xxxxxx] on the ...
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Booting Linux OS from syslinux bootloader

I have a multiboot usb stick in /dev/sdb. The sdb1 partition contains linux distribution images and has syslinux installed on it. The second partition sdb2 has a Linux OS installed on it (Ubuntu). 1)...
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Understanding syslinux and partitioning

I am trying to learn and especially understand how partitionning and boot-loaders work. The problem is that I got it all twisted in my mind. In the end I don't understand anything anymore. I know ...
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Problem with dual booting Arch and windows (using syslinux)

I am trying to create a dual boot system. First I installed windows 8.1 Then I installed in a separate partition arch linux. Then I installed with the help of a guy in a greek forum syslinux giving ...
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Kernel does not load after modifying parameters and kernel image with Syslinux

# Config file for Syslinux - # /boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg LABEL arch MENU LABEL Arch Linux LINUX ../vmlinuz-linux APPEND root=/dev/sda3 rw INITRD ../initramfs-linux-ck.img LABEL ...
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No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

I have copied, as usual, the iso into usb disk (/dev/sdc): sudo dd bs=4M if=archlinux-2014.08.01-dual.iso of=/dev/sdc But when I boot to my new PC, it shows: ISOLINUX 6.03 6.03-pre18* EHDD ...
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How do I install syslinux/extlinux to a disk image file without requiring root privileges

I have built a home-grown Linux distribution, and I can make the complete disk image file as a non-root user with one exception -- installing the boot loader. I'm using syslinux (actually extlinux), ...
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How can I chainload GRUB on another drive?

I have two pen drives. On one I have a full install of Arch GNU/Linux. This install is compatible with both EFI systems and BIOS systems; it has a GPT drive with a BIOS Compatibility Region and an EFI ...
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Blacklisting won't work for kernel module “radeon”

I tried to blacklist kernel module "radeon" as it is classhing with my propietary drivers. I tried it doing it in two ways but none of them worked and every time command mkinitcpio -M will list "...
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How to re-install syslinux on a re-formatted (fat32 to fat16) partition

I wrote an .img file containing a custom debian distro to a USB stick via win32diskimager program. The stick doesn't boot on my older motherboard, returning: SYSLINUX: No DEFAULT or UI ...
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Netboot error: Invalid kernel argument

I'm trying to install Arch using the Netboot Live System following these steps: Install Syslinux on a SD card according to its wiki. Copy the iPXE kernel image to the SD card. Create an syslinux.cfg ...
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Boot partiotionless disk with syslinux

A file system can be configured to span a complete disk, omitting any partition table. Notice intentionally the command to do so does not use /dev/sda1 but the raw, unpartitioned device instead. mkfs....
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How to change the backgrounds in isolinux

I've been messing with this problem for a while now, and it seems like there isn't much documentation, or people who have asked about this before. I've been trying to change the back640x480.jpg, ...
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Manually cloning a Live USB Arch distro to a VMware virtual disk

I installed Arch Linux on a pen drive with yumi, based on syslinux. I would like to test the USB distro in VMware. To speed up things I would like to clone the UFD as a VMware virtual disk (vmdk). ...
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How can I chainload GRUB from syslinux?

Due to the current state of my setup, I want to make Syslinux which is my main bootloader to chainload GRUB2. Google brings up plenty of info on how to chainload Syslinux from GRUB2, but nothing ...