Proposed F19 Feature: Syslinux Option

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Wed Jan 23 20:17:12 UTC 2013

On Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:30:09 +0000
Jaroslav Reznik <jreznik at> wrote:

> = Features/SyslinuxOption =
> Feature owner(s):  Matthew Miller <mattdm at>
> This feature will make Syslinux an optional bootloader for Fedora, in 
> kickstart and via a hidden Anaconda option. When used this way, it
> will replace grub2. 
> == Detailed description ==
> The Syslinux bootloader has been part of Fedora for over a decade.
> It's been well-tested as the loader for the installer, but we've
> always used something else on the installed OS. Newer versions of
> Syslinux (in the form of a version called Extlinux) can boot from
> ext2/3/4 or from btrfs.

Two small things to note: 

a) I assume we aren't going to be adding secure boot support to it?

b) It might be good to note in docs/anaconda any configurations which
are not supported by syslinux vs grub2. ie, can lvm2 be used for /boot?

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