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

From: Natanael Copa <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:35:49 +0200

On Thu, 27 Jun 2013 03:32:13 -0400
Dubiousjim <dubiousjim_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

Sorry about that.
 
> 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
> http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php/SYSLINUX and at
> http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php/Comboot/menu.c32).
>
>
> Dubiousjim (8):
> main/syslinux: fix/refactor initramfs
> main/syslinux: use more specific COM32 (instead of KERNEL) for
> mboot.c32
> 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(-)
>

Looks good in general. Maybe William (original author) has comments?

If not I think I'll just apply.

btw, I'd like a --root or --basedir option so it could be run on a
separate root. (to be used with isolinux when generating the iso image)

(We'd still want make it easy to enable serial support, maybe just
uncomment a line or so)

-nc


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