[Dev] [Documentation - Bug #339] (open) GPT and syslinux - steps after updating with pacman -Syu

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Fri May 24 20:57:02 GMT 2013

Issue #339 has been reported by fchmmr.

Bug #339: GPT and syslinux - steps after updating with pacman -Syu

Author: fchmmr
Status: open
Priority: bug
Target version: 


I updated my Parabola system with pacman -Syu, which installed a new linux-libre version.

I use GPT partitioning and SYSLINUX bootloader, and after rebooting further to updating, I found that I could not boot into my Parabola system, with the SYSLINUX menu instead giving me the following:

failed to load libcom32.c32
failed to load COM32 file vesamenu.c32

Since I could not therefore boot into my system, I attempted a fix via the Live CD, and was successful.

Basically you have to mount your installation in the Live CD and do this (after chrooting into it with eg arch-chroot /mnt):

syslinux-install_update -iam

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