[syslinux] timeoutcmd not working....

ganapathy murali krishnan gmurali at cs.uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 24 15:14:23 PST 2003

I tried 2.08-pre1 and timeout command does not seem to be working. This 
is exactly what I see.

1. At the prompt I just hit Enter and the default kernel boots fine.
2. At the prompt I type in "defimg" and it boots fine (including the 
append option for COM32 images).
3. The appropriate part of my isolinux.cfg is

    timeout readker.c32 prep

    label defimg
        kernel readker.c32
        append prep

After the timeout, the machine seems to hang and pressing Alt-Ctrl-Del 
has not effect. Only solution is to hit the reset button on the machine.

Is the timeoutcmd supposed to handle COM32 images as well?

- Murali

H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Working on fixing lower-priority bugs that I didn't want to risk 
> destabilizing the 2.07 release for:
> Changes in 2.08:
>         * Add "timeoutcmd" to allow timeout to have a different action
>           than just pressing Enter.
>         * Fix bugs in the COMBOOT/COM32 command-line parsing.  APPEND
>           now works with COMBOOT/COM32 images.
> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux/Testing/
>     -hpa
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