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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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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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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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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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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syslinux / vesamenu.c32 - using highest available screen resolution?

I was wondering if there was a way to use the highest available resolution in the syslinux.cfg file? I know i can do: MENU RESOLUTION 1024 768 but without knowing available resolutions beforehand, ...
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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 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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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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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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Multiboot USB drive using relative paths with Syslinux (or another bootloader)

I want to make a multiboot USB drive with Ubuntu, Backtrack and Mantra-OS on it (all Ubuntu variants as you can see). Those are the steps I've done: sudo su unmount /dev/sdb1 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Reletave path to kernel in pxelinux.cfg

I'm playing with pxelinux in a qemu vm. This is the contents of my tftp directory: build/tftp_boot/dev ├── bios │   ├── ldlinux.c32 │   ├── pxelinux.0 │   ├── pxelinux.cfg │   │   └── default │   └─...
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Why is pxelinux not able to load files nested deeper than the tftp root directory?

Whenever I try to access, for instance, a kernel file from within the root of the tftp server. In my case /tftpboot. So something like the file /tftpboot/vmlinuz, pxelinux happily loads the file. ...
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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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Cobbler ESXi installation freeze and not loading kernel

Trying to pxe install ESXi6.7 [VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0-8169922.x86_64.iso] via cobbler. But the kernel seems not loading and stuck. Below attached the screenshot of it. The target system boots ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Add Ubuntu to Arch linux Dual boot, Keeping Syslinux, without GRUB

Situation I have Arch Linux installed on /dev/sda1 (15GB/ext4). / and /boot are both on /dev/sda1 and /home is on /dev/sda2 (100GB/ext4). I made a 15GB/ext4 /dev/sda3 partition for Ubuntu. I ...
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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 ...