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FS#60405 - [syslinux] MBR's don't fit because of binutils new section

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Andreas Baumann (andreas_baumann) - Sunday, 14 October 2018, 12:12 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 07:40 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Anatol Pomozov (anatolik)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



objcopy -O binary mbr.elf mbr.bin
perl /build/syslinux/src/syslinux/mbr/ mbr.bin
mbr.bin: too big (452 > 440)

Additional info:
* package version(s): 6.03-1

Steps to reproduce:

asp export syslinux
cd syslinux

Fixed in Archlinux32 by stripping the in the linker scripts
of the MBRs.

See also Debian bugreport:
This task depends upon

Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 07:40 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Sunday, 14 October 2018, 16:13 GMT
It's also been reported upstream at but no response from syslinux devs.
Comment by Anatol Pomozov (anatolik) - Friday, 21 December 2018, 16:40 GMT