[blfs-support] Booting a BLFS system with Syslinux

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Mon Dec 2 23:08:10 PST 2013


On Mon, 2013-12-02 at 19:53 +0000, Richard Melville wrote:
> I'm attempting to boot with syslinux from a USB flash drive with GPT
> and ext2.  I'm able to boot OK but I'm seeing some weird behaviour.
>  If I use a UUID instead of /dev/sdb2 I get a kernel panic and it
> doesn't seem to like either menu.c32 or vesamenu.c32; the boot cycle
> goes round in circles.
> 
> 
> Any help much appreciated, otherwise I'll stick while I'm ahead,
> although I'd rather be using a UUID.

UUID? Or PARTUUID? The former uses the filesystem ids, the latter uses
the GPT partition ids, and only the latter will work without an
initramfs.

Simon.





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