[manjaro-dev] Fwd: Re: Arch boot problem

Philip Müller philm at manjaro.org
Wed Nov 6 20:34:34 CET 2013

I changed the way how we create the UEFI bootup. It should still work 
with syslinux4 in combination. syslinux6 was used for BIOS only.
So lets see if we can still boot with UEFI refind and syslinux4 in 
legacy mode.

Am 06.11.2013 20:33, schrieb Carl Duff:
> Syslinux6 definitely supports UEFI; this was the only live-CD method I 
> could boot with, although it was just the rfind menu.
> On 6 November 2013 19:28, Philip Müller <philm at manjaro.org 
> <mailto:philm at manjaro.org>> wrote:
>     We can build some internals instead before we release something to
>     be tested by the public. When I'm done with the kernels I upload
>     syslinux4 and you can test after I checked with manjaroiso. You
>     might see some commits in gitlab about it. Then there might be no
>     need to push to many RCs out ...
>     syslinux6 supports EFI now. This is great news for a graphical
>     menu but currently it seems not to work properly. We use a
>     different system to boot UEFI and I even don't know if that works
>     at all. syslinux4 was only used for BIOS so I revert any changes I
>     did to adopt to syslinux6 and we wait until there is a working way
>     by upstream (Arch) to use syslinux as the one livecd bootloader
>     for all cases ...
>     Am 06.11.2013 20:25, schrieb Carl Duff:
>>     Well, again I'll test it thoroughly, so we should get away
>>     without too many RCs. I have three latops to test it on, with a
>>     fourth being bought tomorrow.
>>     And no, only two are mine.
>>     On 6 November 2013 19:22, Philip Müller <philm at manjaro.org
>>     <mailto:philm at manjaro.org>> wrote:
>>         Well, it can only be this change. I don't care to use
>>         syslinux4 for our live-medias. It makes no sense at all to
>>         ship something broken. It changed with RC1 so we can change
>>         it back with RC3 and test it again. I still hope we don't
>>         have to do a RC4 or so. Thus gets only translations and small
>>         bugfixes. I don't plan to add any new feature to it now. Also
>>         Antergos just add some normal code to Cnchi ...
>>         Am 06.11.2013 20:20, schrieb Carl Duff:
>>>         The joys of a bleeding edge system, eh?
>>>         On 6 November 2013 19:17, Philip Müller <philm at manjaro.org
>>>         <mailto:philm at manjaro.org>> wrote:
>>>             I think it should simply work. I might have to modify
>>>             manjaroiso once more to get the old isolinux menu running.
>>>             I adapted to syslinux 6-series. Lets see what is needed
>>>             for syslinux 4-series to be restored ...
>>>             Currently I'm compiling some kernels.
>>>             Am 06.11.2013 20:14, schrieb Carl Duff:
>>>>             Checked pre3, RC1, RC2,  and this seems to be correct.
>>>>             If you make the change, then I will test the ISO
>>>>             thoroughly, both in a VM and for real ASAP. Just let me
>>>>             know when.
>>>>             We (as in people who know about this stuff) will also
>>>>             have to think of any possible long-term ramifications...
>>>>             Carl
>>>>             On 6 November 2013 19:06, Philip Müller
>>>>             <philm at manjaro.org <mailto:philm at manjaro.org>> wrote:
>>>>                 If I'm correct we have followed versions of
>>>>                 syslinux used for our images:
>>>>        <>:       syslinux 4.07-1
>>>>                 0.8.8pre3: syslinux 4.07-1
>>>>                 0.8.8rc1: syslinux 6.02-3
>>>>                 0.8.8rc2: syslinux 6.02-4
>>>>                 So I can create a new package called syslinux4 we
>>>>                 can use for our livecd and see what happens.

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