[syslinux] trivial bug - or feature request

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed May 4 20:08:19 PDT 2005

Jim Cromie wrote:
> using simple menu and a timeout, and no menu default;
> if I choose forex the 3rd boot-target, but dont hit return,
> it will timeout, and reset the selection to thte 1st (default) boot target.
> another timeout, and it boots that 1st target.
> it seems more appropriate to either
> a. end the timeout, and just wait for the user (grub, lilo do this iirc)
> b. boot the manually selected target when timeout happens.
> this is with 3.08-pre10, -pre7, and probably all others..

It's implemented that way for a reason.  It makes sure noise on a serial 
line won't prevent the default entry from eventually booting.


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