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FS#26260 - /arch/setup does not produce syslinux.cfg by UUID automatically

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Opened by Tasos (twilight) - Tuesday, 04 October 2011, 23:38 GMT
Last edited by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Monday, 26 November 2012, 04:51 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category AIF
Status Closed
Assigned To Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version testbuild (specify!)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



Arch's installation framework does not produce a proper syslinux.cfg automatically with UUID for root device.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
* config and/or log files etc.

Syslinux version:


Arch's installation framework from netinstall image:


Steps to reproduce:

Boot into the netinstall image, install the system, and when asked by which method to boot choose by UUID, install syslinux in the end as the chosed bootloader on MBR.
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Closed by  Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera)
Monday, 26 November 2012, 04:51 GMT
Reason for closing:  Deferred
Comment by Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be) - Monday, 26 December 2011, 10:38 GMT
with autoprepare syslinux contains UUID's
still have to test manual FS setup
edit: in manual FS setup, it uses something like: root=/dev/vda3 ro
Comment by Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be) - Thursday, 29 December 2011, 20:46 GMT