[syslinux] autoboot countdown timer

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Nov 16 17:22:55 PST 2007

Peter wrote:
> H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> Jesse W. Hathaway wrote:
>>> The countdown timer for pxelinux works correctly but the graphical
>>> display just show 0 during the entire countdown. I tried setting
>>> a custom autoboot msg but the result was the same. Is there anything
>>> else I can look into?
>>> syslinux v. 3.6
>> There is no "syslinux 3.6"...
> Hi
> He  means 3.60-pre2 (latest syslinux in debian unstable)


3.60-pre* are development snapshots (non-release-candidates) and really 
shouldn't be used.  Could someone please switch them back to the 
3.52/3.53-pre* branch for the time being?

> Debian-live is a offical debian projekt for building 
> live-cd/usb/net-boot images.
> I just made some tests with 6 builds with different settings in the
> syslinux.cfg file in case something was wrong in the generated one.
> And I also can't get the timer to countdown. This was using both
> menu.c32 and vesamenu.c32.
> It just says 0 s but the countdown works just as Jesse said.
> I also tried the MENU AUTOBOOT message to see if that could help, but
> replacing it didnt help.

Please try 3.53-pre5 and see if that helps.


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