[syslinux] vesamenu causing screen lock-up
ryanm at accelrys.com
Thu Jan 25 02:10:48 PST 2007
> Teun wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > I have recently been playing with vesamenu.c32. It seems to work quite
> > well on my hardware test machines. However, it's not really working as
> > expected on VMWare-based test machines.
> > (It's really nice to have a slick background image!)
> > As soon as i choose an option and boot a linux kernel, the menu does
> > not go away.
> > Instead i'm left with an unresponsive menu stuck om the screen. The
> > machine does boot though, it's just not showing the console/kernel
> > messages. (I know it boots because later on i can log in to it and
> > everything looks normal.)
> For some reason, VMware doesn't seem to reset the screen properly to
> text mode. This is probably a VMware video BIOS bug, but I haven't had
> a chance to figure it out yet.
> Ram wrote:
>>I'm assuming you guys are talking about VMware Workstation? The ESX code
>>base when you boot is the same as linux 2.4.21.
I find this behaviour very odd I have run ALL the 3.x (excluding 3.32 &
3.4 versions of PXELinux on VMware workstation 5.5.2 & 5.5.3 and the
Vmware server 1.0.1 and never had any problems with the vesamenu system..
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