[syslinux] Menu examples?

Murali Krishnan Ganapathy gmurali at cs.uchicago.edu
Thu Oct 7 09:40:08 PDT 2004

Depending on the complexity of the options you have two options. One is 
used in "complex.com" example, where the user has checkboxes and radio 
options to control parameters to pass to the kernel. This case requires 
a handler (for an example see complex.com).

If you have only a few scenarios (say under 8) of options to pass to 
ks.menu, you can just make "Custom Valhalla" a submenu, and have the 8 
possibilities in that submenu. Something like this

rhsubmenu = add_menu(....)
   choicea = add_item("<F>","first",OPT_RUN,"PXELINUX_LABEL p=q r=s",0)
   choicea = add_item("<S>","seond",OPT_RUN,"PXELINUX_LABEL a=b c=d",0)
   choicea = add_item("<T>","third",OPT_RUN,"PXELINUX_LABEL h=i j=k",0)
mainmenu = add_menu(...)
   add_item("RH Menu","RH",OPT_SUBMENU,rhsubmenu)

- Murali

Virgil wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm looking for some menu examples for Murali's menu system.
> Specifically, a headstart on creating a Kickstart menu which covers the
> most common options with the intention of creating this:
> label ks.menu
>   kernel vmlinuz.ks.$DIST
>   append ksdevice=eth0
> ks=http://kickstartserver/$DIST/Custom/ks.cfg.$DIST
> initrd=initrd.ks.$DIST lang= devfs=nomount ramdisk_size=8192
> Hmm...looking at it, that's not much more than a single OPT_RADIOMENU.
> valhalla = add_item("Custom <V>alhalla","WC Customised RedHat
> 7.3",OPT_RADIOITEM,"valhalla",0);
> add_sep();
> startks = add_item("Start <K>ickstart","Start RedHat Kickstart
> install",OPT_RUN,"ks.menu",0);
> But then I'll need to a handler to append all the options.
>   valhalla->handler = &dist_handler;
> Any advice appreciated.  Examples even more :)
> Regards,
> Virgil

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