Slackware64-14.1 ChangeLog (2013-03-18)

Mon Mar 18 22:03:18 UTC 2013





  • usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img
    Added /EFI/BOOT/ directory containing elilo.
    Thanks to Erik_FL on LQ for pointing out that a boot image for UEFI did not
    need to have a GPT partition table. Seems it works either way, but since
    GPT is not required that allows us to add the support for UEFI boot to the
    regular USB installer image. Unfortunately, this image still does not
    work any better (or differently) as an El-Torito boot image for EFI on
    an ISO. In tests here, elilo loads but runs into an error while loading
    the initrd. I've experimented with different -boot-load-size options
    (including way too large to be sure the whole image is mapped) but so
    far it has not worked. If anyone figures out the trick to making this work,
    let me know. It would be nice to have the DVD bootable under UEFI, and it
    wouldn't take any extra space since the usbboot.img file will be on the
    disc anyway.