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Re: Syslinux in stretch-backports (Re: syslinux_6.04~git20171011.af7e95c3+dfsg1-4~bpo9+1_amd64.changes is NEW)


On Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 07:37:14PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> >On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 09:32:13PM +0200, Lukas Schwaighofer wrote:
> >> thanks for uploading syslinux to backports.  Was there a specific reason
> >> for that I should be aware of?  
> >a customer asked for it, claiming several problems with UEFI.
> Wow. I'm surprised to hear anybody is actually really using syslinux
> with UEFI! I'm curious why, rather than grub - can you share?

Ingo (in cc:) told me:

With the version in stretch I was able to boot the Debian and Ubuntu
installers. But not the Centos and SuSE installers:
51M     centos7_64/initrd.img
45M     ubuntu1804_64/initrd.gz
24M     debian9_64/initrd.gz
93M     suse15_64/initrd

Here I found a hint, that version 6.03 of syslinux has several issues
affecting both UEFI and PXE:


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