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A bootloader with various companion tools.
Seems fantastic, but only in the sense that various other tools use it in magical automated ways.
- 2016-03-28 - 4.06 on Slackware 14.1
- 2016-03-26 - 4.05 on Lubuntu 14.04.4 LTS
- 2010-01-05 - 3.84 on Foresight Linux lite-2.1.0
I must have accidentally used syslinux in the past, using various other distributions. I had only once or twice been subject to its manual use, but it was otherwise magically delt-with by other tools.
2010-01-05 - 3.84 ∞
This was first introduced to me by Foresight Linux, which had a proper 132x60 textmode.
wget www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux/syslinux-3.84.tar.gz tar -xvvzf syslinux-3.84.tar.gz cd syslinux-3.84 su mkdir -p /boot/extlinux extlinux/extlinux --install /boot/extlinux
it responds with:
/boot/extlinux is device /dev/root
.. which means nothing to me.
copy all of the syslinux directory there?
mbr/ has stuff in it.. instructions talk about
cat mbr.bin > /dev/XXX
.. and setting the appropriate partition as active.. (what does that mean, flag it as bootable with cfdisk maybe?) .. what partition would that be? whatever partition has
/boot on it, I'd guess. How does mbr.bin know about the installation location for syslinux?
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