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[alpine-devel] [PATCH 0/8] Refinements and fixes for syslinux

From: Dubiousjim <>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 03:32:13 -0400

I wrote to the list about these patches a few months ago ("some patches for
syslinux/update-extlinux", 13 March), but it got lost in the noise. No worries.

Enclosed are some bugfixes and (mostly) some extensions/refinements for our
update-extlinux scripts.

I've been using these patches in practice on my laptop for many months and have
had no difficulties with them. There's nothing fancy here; one just has to be
on top of the syslinux docs (for example, at and at

Dubiousjim (8):
  main/syslinux: fix/refactor initramfs
  main/syslinux: use more specific COM32 (instead of KERNEL) for
  main/syslinux: use more specific LINUX (instead of KERNEL) for kernels
  main/syslinux: reorganize menu layout
  main/syslinux: add reboot entry
  main/syslinux: add Hardware Detection Tool entry
  main/syslinux: don't create backup when no changes
  main/syslinux: hooks for bootloader password

 main/syslinux/APKBUILD | 1 +
 main/syslinux/update-extlinux | 76 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------
 main/syslinux/update-extlinux.conf | 9 +++++
 3 files changed, 66 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)

Received on Thu Jun 27 2013 - 03:32:13 UTC