Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software > Linux - Kernel
User Name
Linux - Kernel This forum is for all discussion relating to the Linux kernel.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-23-2010, 12:12 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2008
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
syslinux unexpected console output

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 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:
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 03:50 PM. Reason: SOLVED
Old 07-24-2010, 04:55 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 3,366
Blog Entries: 33

Rep: Reputation: 216Reputation: 216Reputation: 216
Glad to see another SOLVED THread.



gparted, syslinux

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Unexpected output from stat --format %h catkin Linux - Software 2 03-07-2010 04:00 AM
Unexpected output from grep zer0x333 Linux - General 12 12-04-2007 11:42 AM
C: malloc arrays- unexpected output kpachopoulos Programming 3 03-24-2006 10:30 PM
syslinux: Input/output error suguname Mandriva 1 03-26-2005 06:18 AM
Unexpected output from 'ls' when using glob expressions psiakr3w Linux - General 7 07-22-2004 04:21 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:28 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration