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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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Issues running an automatic and unattended clonezilla restore drive

When I try to run an automated and unattended restore via Clonezilla it returns the following error: Now run "ocs_prerun": mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt... Mount: /mnt: special device /dev/sdb2 does ...
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Load Memdisk with linux16 / initrd16 from Grub2 UEFI

I need to load the Memdisk kernel from Grub2 in UEFI mode. I don't know if this is possible, but I am getting an unexpected unidentified error. I would like to know if it is possible and if so how to ...
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Custom Build - Unable to mount filesystem

So I'm building a custom Linux-based OS, and I chose to run it as a RAM disk (initramfs). Unfortunately, I keep getting a Kernel Panic during boot. RAMDISK: gzip image found at block 0 using ...
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How to keep error messages on screen with syslinux

I am making the assumption that I'm using syslinux because I have a syslinux.cfg file present on my USB boot disk. The configuration of syslinux is the following: UI /linux/boot/vesamenu.c32 TIMEOUT ...
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syslinux boot configuration : boots to reboot

Installing arch to old HP Desktop (HPE-341f, AMD) with a small SSD for system and some other drives. I have installed syslinux and followed instructions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/syslinux. ...
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Grub back choose specific syslinux menu

I have 2 Syslinux menus aligned with a grub menu at last. When choosing <-- Back in the grub menu I want to jump to the previous syslinux-menu (Submenu.cfg), but (per default) it jumps to the menu ...
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Select alternate boot media from bootloader?

If I'm booting from USB, is it possible to edit SYSLINUX menus to select a distribution on an internal hd? I don't mean deferring to the internal boot partition, but selecting an internal partition ...
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syslinux output duplicated in QEMU serial console

Any idea why syslinux output is duplicated in QEMU serial console? SeaBIOS (version rel-1.14.0-0-g155821a1990b-prebuilt.qemu.org) iPXE (http://ipxe.org) 00:03.0 CA00 PCI2.10 PnP PMM+3FF8F290+3FEEF290 ...
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Chainload SYSLINUX/EXTLINUX from GRUB2

Assuming a setup where no portion of SYSLINUX or EXTLINUX has been written to an area of a disk that has not been formatted with a filesystem (e.g., boot sector, BIOS boot partition), how would one go ...
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How to PXE boot of Raspberry PI along with other computers?

I have a LAN with PXE boot configured. Any PC computer if configured, presents me with PXE DHCP information, then netboots and presents me with pxelinux menu. If I remove SD card from my Raspberry PI ...
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How to generate /usr/share/syslinux/{mbr.bin,ldlinux.c32} from scratch?

Today, I have built isolinux from source code (git://repo.or.cz/syslinux.git) using command make bios efi64 installer During the building, I got some errors. For these errors, I must copy /usr/share/...
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How to get syslinux to install to fat32 backup boot sector

How do you get syslinux to install to fat32, and have it write the backup boot sector. It only writes to the main boot sector, and then fsck.fat complains. You can get fsck.fat to fix it, but this ...
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Programmatically control PXELINUX boot choice from server

I want to provision some devices over netboot. Currently, I am using ISC DHCP to send out the appropriate PXELINUX version (UEFI/BIOS), and then I have a PXELINUX menu where I can choose e.g. the ...
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Grub2 chainload syslinux

I have a USB with GRUB installed. I add linux ISO images, and use their grub.cfg file to boot. Everything fine so far, with many distros. But now I want to boot an ISO image that doesn't have GRUB ...
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PXE Boot: "Failed to load ldlinux.c32"

I'm trying to create a PXE server on my raspberry pi, but if I try to boot, the client shows the Error "Failed to load ldlinux.c32". This is my folder structure of the tftp folder: Here is my ...
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How to remove SYSLINUX Copyright message?

Syslinux without modules initrd.img ldlinux.c32 ldlinux.sys root.sfs syslinux.cfg vmlinuz syslinux.cfg DEFAULT linux PROMPT 0 TIMEOUT 0 LABEL linux LINUX vmlinuz INITRD initrd.img APPEND ...
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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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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 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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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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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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