Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88593
The RHL 9 syslinux is old and missing some minor components
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:57 EDT
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Description of problem:
The syslinux shipped with RHL 9 (Shrike) is a bit old (2.00, current one when
Shrike shipped was 2.02 and 2.03 is now out.) 2.03 fixes booting on especially
some PXE platforms.
Furthermore, it's missing some minor components. What is somewhat more severe
is that the license is misstates as BSD in the RPM (it's actually GPL.)
I actually maintain official RPMS for syslinux these days; I have migrated most
of the relevant changes from the RedHat 2.00-4 RPM into the SYSLINUX 2.03-1 RPM.
You may want to consider using that as a basis.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Fix in 2.00 that is needed:
# PXELINUX: Fix bug where PXELINUX would override random chunks of the UNDI
code segment! Thanks to Kevin Tran for finding this bug.
In our case kernel and initrd would load but would not attempt to boot.
syslinux is something that I'm pretty cautious about updating after the first
public beta just because of it being one of those things that if it breaks,
there's nothing I can do about it after release (other than put out new boot
media). 2.04 built for rawhide integrating most of the changes in your package.
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