Download Syslinux - Syslinux 6.03, SYSLINUX is a boot loader for the Linux operating systemwhich operates off MS-DOS floppies. More info about SYSLINUX, PXELINUX, ISOLINUX, and EXTLINUX can be found on their respective pages; however, since the three have a lot in common, the common documentation is on the SYSLINUX page for now. The Syslinux Project is now maintained in a. Downloading the file 'syslinux.6.04' creates the folders but does not download anything #1276 Closed idkrick1 opened this issue Mar 5, 2019 2 comments.
SYSLINUX is a boot loader that loads Linux (among other things) from FAT filesystem., of which SYSLINUX the boot loader is a part, contains also ISOLINUX, EXTLINUX and PXELINUX, basically its variants to boot from optical media, ext2/3/4, Btrfs, XFS, UFS/FFS and NTFS or from network.UEFI support seems to have been added in version 6 of SYSLINUX, while Slackware comes with version 4, which means it can not be set up during Slackware installation, unless one prepares SYSLINUX files on another machine.Why SYSLINUX. It is not as though there is some choice; machines nowadays are UEFI. One can, however, choose to set UEFI to so called “CSM” or sometimes “Legacy” mode. In this mode, UEFI acts as BIOS, i.e. Reads the first sector (MBR) of a hard drive and loads and executes non-UEFI boot loader such as LILO from there.
As opposed to UEFI in, say, UEFI mode, when it reads, loads and executes UEFI-aware boot loader from EFI boot partition.Frankly, there are no compelling reasons not to use CSM (note that it is possible to use ). On the contrary, there are reasons to avoid UEFI booting, because:.
Verify the drive is clean.# gdisk -l /dev/sdaGPT fdisk (gdisk) version 1.0.0Partition table scan:MBR: not presentBSD: not presentAPM: not presentGPT: not presentCreating new GPT entries.Disk /dev/sda: 20971520 sectors, 10.0 GiBLogical sector size: 512 bytesDisk identifier (GUID): 8C026A41-F188-4521-A72C-D2B826EAA1D1Partition table holds up to 128 entriesFirst usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 20971486Partitions will be aligned on 2048-sector boundariesTotal free space is 20971453 sectors (10.0 GiB)Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name. The second menu entry is largely the same, except that there is no '4' in APPEND /dev/vgroot/VROOT. Simply put, this is non-graphical safe mode. If X window system fails to start for whatever reason, you may end up with not only black screen, but also blocked keyboard and mouse and therefore unable to fix the cause. So it is a good idea to have this option prepared beforehand (another method to use otherwise unusable machine with broken X is to SSH-in, though it is a less reliable method).UI menu.c32PROMPT 0TIMEOUT 100DEFAULT Slackware 14.2MENU TITLE Machine Boot MenuLABEL Slackware 14.2MENU LABEL Slackware 14.2LINUX vmlinuz-huge-4.4.14APPEND /dev/vgroot/VROOT 4INITRD initrd.gz-4.4.14LABEL Slackware 14.2 no XMENU LABEL Slackware 14.2 no XLINUX vmlinuz-huge-4.4.14APPEND /dev/vgroot/VROOTINITRD initrd.gz-4.4.14. Create initrd if needed and copy here too. Man for options, but basically the command bellow creates an initrd that will contain some USB-related modules to enable keyboard input (because /dev/sda2 is encrypted (LUKS) and user will have to type in a passphrase).# mkinitrd -c -k 4.4.14 -C /dev/sda2 -L -R -f xfs -m xfs:hid:hid-generic:usbhid:xhci-hcd:xhci-pci:ehci-hcd:ehci-pci:ohci-hcd:ohci-pci:uhci-hcd:uhci-pci:usb-storage -r /dev/vgroot/VROOT -o /boot/initrd.gz-4.4.14# cp /boot/initrd.gz-4.4.14.
Finally, add SYSLINUX to UEFI boot menu. Note that there will be in fact two boot menus.
The first is UEFI boot menu that will typically onyl show up if you press some key (e.g. F12 on Dell, F9 on HP, F11 with AsRock mainboard, often just Esc) and will present you with a list of devices or boot loaders to boot. Depending on how crappy your UEFI is, SYSLINUX may or may not show up there.The second boot menu is that of SYSLINUX, i.e. What you typed to syslinux.cfg and will show up either if you do not tigger UEFI boot menu or trigger it and then select either SYSLINUX or device (hard drive) it is on.# efibootmgr -c -d /dev/sda -p 1 -l EFISYSLINUXsyslinux.efi -L 'SYSLINUX'Timeout: 2 secondsBootOrder: 0000,0001,0002Boot0000. SYSLINUXBoot0001. UEFI: IP4 Realtek PCIe GBE Family ControllerBoot0002.
UEFI: IP6 Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller.
I've got same problem, recreated install USB flash drive and tried again. Here is the correct text.