Overwriting syslinux.cfg. Is this still a problem?

Asked by Alexander Rødseth on 2012-10-23


When reading the Arch Linux wiki I see this message:

Warning: DO NOT USE UNETBOOTIN. This program writes over the default syslinux.cfg and breaks the loading process. Please use a different program or method.

Is/was this true? And if it is, is it still the case?


Best regards,
   Alexander Rødseth
   (current maintainer of the unetbootin package in Arch Linux)


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Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said :

I have not actually tested UNetbootin on recent Arch iso versions, but yes UNetbootin does actually generate its own syslinux.cfg to place on the USB drive. If recent Arch iso versions have added their own syslinux.cfg files such that it can just be copied to the USB drive as-is [that was not the case last time I tested loading an Arch Linux iso with UNetbootin], UNetbootin can be trivially modified to use it, I'm just really busy and haven't had the time to invest in making the changes and testing for regressions, probably will get around to it in a week or two. Patches welcome :)

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Alexander Rødseth (alexanro) said :

Thanks for the answer, will consider writing a patch. :)