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Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 00:03:02 +0400
From: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
Subject: Re: syslinux

On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 06:47 +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> Doesn't work for me - when I choose any boot label, the menu simply
> flashes and re-appears.  When I press Tab and try to type a custom boot
> line, it behaves either the same as the menu choices (returning me to
> the menu) or in case I type the name of a symlink (e.g., /bin/sh, which
> is a symlink to /bin/bash) in place of kernel image filename, it then
> reports an error.  All of this is in QEMU.  The same (outdated) version
> of QEMU boots another (non-Owl) ISO that also uses ISOLINUX (an older
> version of it) just fine.  I don't know if the same problem would be
> seen on real hardware or in another VM - haven't tried yet.
> It is possible that I broke something with my additional changes after
> yours, but I've already tried reverting many of those changes (in my
> test ISO build tree) and it didn't make a difference.
> i686 and x86_64 behave the same (fail in the same way as above).

A dummy thing - isolinux doesn't see a file with "-" inside.  I'll commit
the fix after the full install testing tomorrow.


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