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

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Fri May 24 21:10:41 GMT 2013

Issue #339 has been updated by alfplayer.

This could have been caused because syslinux was recently upgraded to version 5. If that was the problem, this bug shouldn't appear again on this system.
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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