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#1 2013-03-17 07:43:07

Super-Nathan
#! CrunchBanger
From: South Korea
Registered: 2009-12-18
Posts: 158
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How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

sudo $SHELL

Last edited by Super-Nathan (2013-04-05 22:43:52)

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#2 2013-03-17 19:43:57

dura
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From: interzone
Registered: 2012-09-15
Posts: 2,108

Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

Nice. Thanks.

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#3 2013-03-18 02:22:25

mynis01
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From: 127.0.0.1
Registered: 2010-07-02
Posts: 2,005

Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

Syslinux works with efi in versions >=6.00 as well. The steps in the tutorial would be a bit different though. You basically just have to have a kernel which is efistub enabled and then stick the kernel and syslinux in /boot/efi/ somewhere and put .efi at the end of a couple of the filenames.

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#4 2013-04-04 11:27:08

Super-Nathan
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From: South Korea
Registered: 2009-12-18
Posts: 158
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Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

Tested, The script works great. Just used Waldorf as the base for a new XBMC media center and used this trick.

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#5 2013-04-04 19:00:27

Bradi
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From: Poland
Registered: 2013-01-21
Posts: 119

Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

This looks interesting, I am thinking of trying it. What kind of features does syslinux miss that grub2 has, and can it read an encrypted LVM?

edit: i mean, i fill all five criteria that you posted, but I am afraid that there might be something which seems obvious now, but will turn out that it's actually not supported by syslinux. I don't know much about bootloaders and I am too lazy to read all the documentation 3:]

Last edited by Bradi (2013-04-04 19:06:46)

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#6 2013-04-04 20:33:41

el_koraco
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From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
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Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

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#7 2013-04-05 03:45:20

Super-Nathan
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From: South Korea
Registered: 2009-12-18
Posts: 158
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Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

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#8 2013-04-05 04:20:45

Ozitraveller
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From: Less is More!
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 289
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Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

This looks interesting, but I'm wondering whether it will make my  high end i7 overclockable + 32gb ram + ssd boot much faster?

Ozi

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#9 2013-04-05 05:15:41

Super-Nathan
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From: South Korea
Registered: 2009-12-18
Posts: 158
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Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

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#10 2013-04-05 08:45:33

Naik
#! Die Hard
From: Leipzig
Registered: 2012-11-16
Posts: 595

Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

Hey there!

i tryed the script you provided but i got:

Do you REALLY want to do this? (y/N)
y
killgrub.sh: 10: killgrub.sh: [[: not found
killgrub.sh: 10: killgrub.sh: y: not found
quiting

but i REALLY wanted to do this!!!
trying it manually and will be right back...

UPDATE: It works fine and saved me.. lets say 5 sec. (out of 20 on my t60)  and a bunch full of uglyness..
but whats up with the theme? i still recieve text-output..

non the less, thanks!

-naik

Last edited by Naik (2013-04-05 11:11:56)


*kaum macht man es richtig, funktioniert es sofort*

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#11 2013-04-05 22:46:57

Super-Nathan
#! CrunchBanger
From: South Korea
Registered: 2009-12-18
Posts: 158
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Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

sed -i /etc/default/extlinux -e 's#EXTLINUX_PARAMETERS="ro quiet""#EXTLINUX_PARAMETERS="quiet"#'

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#12 2013-04-05 22:48:34

Super-Nathan
#! CrunchBanger
From: South Korea
Registered: 2009-12-18
Posts: 158
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Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

Do you REALLY want to do this? (y/N)
y
killgrub.sh: 10: killgrub.sh: [[: not found
killgrub.sh: 10: killgrub.sh: y: not found
quiting

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#13 2013-04-06 03:47:49

Naik
#! Die Hard
From: Leipzig
Registered: 2012-11-16
Posts: 595

Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

Last edited by Naik (2013-04-06 03:48:41)


*kaum macht man es richtig, funktioniert es sofort*

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#14 2013-04-06 06:23:37

el_koraco
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From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 4,749

Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

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#15 2013-04-06 11:59:57

Bradi
#! CrunchBanger
From: Poland
Registered: 2013-01-21
Posts: 119

Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

Thank you el_koraco and Super-Nathan. I followed the step-by-step guide (didn't use the script) and everything works as described. Now I have a slightly faster boot, but more importantly I don't have to stare at the ugly GRUB menu smile.

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#16 2013-04-06 18:23:37

himmelwr
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From: Easton, Pa, USA
Registered: 2013-03-18
Posts: 17
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Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

Okay  I tried this but have a big problem now.

When I reboot I am getting the "Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" error.

When I put in a live usb flash driver, I am able to load the live sessions and even install the os no problem. I cannot get my computer to go to grub though without this error coming up.

Does anyone know what to so?

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#17 2013-04-07 12:54:39

Bradi
#! CrunchBanger
From: Poland
Registered: 2013-01-21
Posts: 119

Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

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#18 2013-04-07 17:21:59

himmelwr
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From: Easton, Pa, USA
Registered: 2013-03-18
Posts: 17
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Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

I eventually got it to work with a complete reinstall of the whole hard drive.

Thank you though smile

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#19 2013-04-07 20:42:45

Naik
#! Die Hard
From: Leipzig
Registered: 2012-11-16
Posts: 595

Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux


*kaum macht man es richtig, funktioniert es sofort*

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#20 2013-04-19 11:33:44

Super-Nathan
#! CrunchBanger
From: South Korea
Registered: 2009-12-18
Posts: 158
Website

Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

@ Bradi:
I am so glad it worked for you!

@ Others:

I am sorry, i have done this all with the same script on every computer I own at this point, so i wish i knew what was different with your installs...........

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#21 2013-04-19 13:28:42

DebianJoe
#! Code Whisperer
From: The Bleeding Edge
Registered: 2013-03-13
Posts: 1,207
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Re: How to boot faster replacing Grub2 with Syslinux

I like it.  I've been using syslinux for some time and actually prefer to syntax to grub.  Thanks for sharing your scripts.  There are a few factors that can cause syslinux to run into major issues.  Himmelwr, were you multi-booting previously?  If so, what distros?

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