[syslinux] vesamenu causing screen lock-up
ramyinc at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 23:47:10 PST 2007
ESX is its own OS(hypervisor actually) in itself.
VMWare workstation/server use the same bios. Try asking on VMTN forums on
On 1/25/07, Teun <syslinux at teund.dds.nl> wrote:
> Quoting Ram Yalamanchili <ramyinc at gmail.com>:
> > 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 was actually using VMWare Server (because it's free). However, if
> it's a video BIOS bug as hpa suggested it would surprise me if that
> would make a difference. I would assume all VMWare products use pretty
> much the same (video) BIOS, right?
> I'm not quite sure how to interpret your comment on the ESX code.
> > --
> > Ram
> > On 1/24/07, H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:
> >> 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.
> >> -hpa
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