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Old 07-23-2010, 11:12 AM   #1
lryoung
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syslinux unexpected console output


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The spurious recursive directory listing is generated by a line in makeboot.bat ahead of the syslinux execution:
cd | find "%system%" && echo ...
On my machine "find" is "find (GNU findutils) 4.4.0" via cygwin. The invocation resolves to "find c:" and generates the output.

syslinux was not involved in the problem. Sorry for the error.
======================================================

Am trying to create a bootable Flash USB for gparted. I copied files from gparted-live-0.6.1-2.zip to the Flash drive, which is drive F: on my system. From a WinXP command prompt, I changed to drive F:\utils\win32 and executed makeboot.bat and saw the expected splash:
-----------------------------------------------------------------
This batch file will prepare drive F: for boot using syslinux!
-----------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------- WARNING!: ---------------------------------

Run this file from your portable USB device ONLY.
...

followed by:
C:
C:/ACBLSCOR
C:/ACBLSCOR/ACBL.BAT
C:/ACBLSCOR/ACBL.ICO
C:/ACBLSCOR/ACBL.PIF
C:/ACBLSCOR/ACBL3-1.LZH
...
with the output continuing to scroll through what appears to be a complete file-by-file listing of my C: drive, until I panicked and Ctrl-C'd to kill the batch file. Is this normal? An analogous procedure to create a clonezilla usb flash drive worked perfectly yesterday, without this output.

I posted this question at a gparted forum but as it seems to be a direct result of the invocation of syslinux.exe from makeboot.bat, I am trying here, too. Apologies if this is considered a cross-post.

Last edited by lryoung; 07-23-2010 at 02:50 PM. Reason: SOLVED
 
Old 07-24-2010, 03:55 AM   #2
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Glad to see another SOLVED THread.

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