[blfs-support] Booting a BLFS system with Syslinux

Richard Melville richard.melville69 at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 4 13:55:36 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.

Thanks for the help Bruce, Simon and Alexey.  I've installed the new drive,
which I've partitioned with a GPT, so that now *both* the USB flash boot
drive and the rootfs drive are GPTed, which means I've been able to use
PARTUUID.  All seems well so far.

Thanks again.

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