[lubuntu-users] Apart from this I'm using syslinux instead of grub2.

Fritz Hudnut este.el.paz at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 23:36:05 UTC 2020


Ralf:

I just did a quick search on the googly and it seems like syslinux is for
"MS/DOS" or "BIOS" and/or possibly "FAT32" systems??  It didn't seem to
mention Macs, although it did show something on "UEFI" . . . but then one
item was saying, "It won't boot ext2 systems"???  So it seems like syslinux
is also "going back" in the history of linux in the time before apple was
considered "adequate" . . . .

But, I think sometime in the next year or so I will be trying to find a PC
laptop, or a  "built for linux" laptop . . . and that would likely have the
"BIOS" and "MBR" items that might be friendlier to syslinux????

Seems like what I might have seen in OpenSUSE was some "syslinux" package
or app, which might not be the same as the "syslinux bootloader" that is
BIOS friendly and only boots "MS/DOS" and/or Fat32 formatted systems???

I know that in Mac the EFI boot partition is formatted as FAT32 . . . so
question is . . . is that meeting the requirements for booting via
syslinux, or nope it don't do Macintoshes . . . ???

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 3:40 PM Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>
wrote:

> PPS:
>
> For my Xenial install I'm using links, I have to manually update, so
> that I don't need to fix my syslinux.cfg:
>
> [rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ /usr/bin/ls -hl /.boot/ubuntu_moonstudio/boot/
> total 114M
> -rw------- 1 root root 3.8M Jul  1 09:30 System.map-4.4.0-186-lowlatency
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3.2M Nov 15  2019
> System.map-5.3.0-11.2-liquorix-amd64
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 187K Jul  1 09:30 config-4.4.0-186-lowlatency
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 213K Nov 15  2019 config-5.3.0-11.2-liquorix-amd64
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K May  7 06:09 grub
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  37M Jul 21 04:50 initrd.img-4.4.0-186-lowlatency
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  54M Jun 13 18:23
> initrd.img-5.3.0-11.2-liquorix-amd64
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   36 Nov 26  2019 initrd.img-liquorix ->
> initrd.img-5.3.0-11.2-liquorix-amd64
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   31 Jul 21 04:58 initrd.img-lowlatency ->
> initrd.img-4.4.0-186-lowlatency
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 179K Jan 28  2016 memtest86+.bin
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 181K Jan 28  2016 memtest86+.elf
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 181K Jan 28  2016 memtest86+_multiboot.bin
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    0 Aug  6  2018 s3.archlinux
> -rw------- 1 root root 7.0M Jul  6 11:18 vmlinuz-4.4.0-186-lowlatency
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9.0M Nov 15  2019 vmlinuz-5.3.0-11.2-liquorix-amd64
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   33 Nov 26  2019 vmlinuz-liquorix ->
> vmlinuz-5.3.0-11.2-liquorix-amd64
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   28 Jul 21 04:58 vmlinuz-lowlatency ->
> vmlinuz-4.4.0-186-lowlatency
>
> --
> /usr/bin/ls since 'ls' is an alias on my install:
> [rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ alias ls
> alias ls='lsd'
>
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