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Old 04-10-2011, 08:26 AM   #1
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Upgrade suggestion: SYSLINUX


I see in -current syslinux is at version 3.84. I would suggest upgrading it to latest, 4.03. Reasons being, as far I know, syslinux is the only bootloader that can boot directly into btrfs, without requiring a seperate /boot. Slack's -current version only allows for ext2/3, where as syslinux now supports ext2/3/4 and btrfs.

I am doing a manual upgrade of syslinux, so I don't need it in -current, but still a suggestion for people wanting a full btrfs only install. TIP: From what I've read, it does require /boot to be in the root of btrfs as a mkdir and not as a subvolume.
 
Old 04-10-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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I would like that too, but dont think its gonna happen so close to release. And it had been requested before, some days ago.
 
Old 04-10-2011, 04:48 PM   #3
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I sent Pat an e-mail regarding syslinux about a week ago, and from his reply it doesn't sound like he'll be updating until after 13.37 is released.

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I'll consider their request the next time we update syslinux, but it's working well right now (and has been unchanged for over a year) so it won't be changed before the 13.37 release.
PS: syslinux 4.04 may be released soon

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Old 06-25-2012, 11:35 AM   #4
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Sorry for the bump, I just wanted to repeat this request before it gets too close to the Slackware 14 release
 
Old 06-25-2012, 12:14 PM   #5
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We asked a couple of months ago. Nothing yet, but hopefully 4.05 makes it into Slackware 14 for the very reasons you gave.
 
Old 06-25-2012, 03:22 PM   #6
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From the latest ChangeLog.txt:
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Mon Jun 25 17:22:40 UTC 2012
a/syslinux-4.05-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  It's not too late for this.  Thanks to piratesmack for the reminder.
Eric
 
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:24 PM   #7
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Oops, second post deleted.. went into the wrong thread...

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Old 06-25-2012, 04:30 PM   #8
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Wow, that was fast. Thanks Pat
 
Old 06-25-2012, 05:38 PM   #9
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Rejoice! Thanks guys
 
Old 06-27-2012, 04:37 PM   #10
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Really glad I stumbled onto this thread. I hadn't really thought about Syslinux being part of Slack. Having recently played around with it (well Extlinux), I think it might be my new favourite boot manager. It is simple to understand, easy to configure and has some features that lilo is missing like booting from a GPT partitioned disk.

Anyway, even though I was hardly aware of it just a couple of days ago I'm glad that the update made it into 14, since I'll probably switch to it for my next install.
 
  


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