Bug#803938: extlinux: boot from xfs partition not working
I've recently taken over maintenance of syslinux/exlinux as part of
the Debian CD Group, so I it's time to have a look at my own bug report.
Thanks for providing the link to the upstream changelog :) .
I've just compiled the most recent version of syslinux from git. It
turns out that even this version can only boot from XFS partitions if
an MBR partition scheme is used. With a GPT partition scheme, booting
is still not possible (same error as above). I only then noticed that,
according to the wiki , syslinux only supports booting from XFS in
MBR partition schemes:
As of Syslinux 6.03, an XFS partition in an "MBR" partition scheme
I've cloned the bug to track the MBR  and GPT  problems
separately. I should be able to close the XFS+MBR problem eventually.
Since XFS+GPT is not yet supported upstream and it doesn't look like
anyone is actively working on that at the moment, I doubt that can be
fixed anytime soon.