[syslinux] autoboot countdown timer [now works but its with 3.53-pre5]

Peter peter at bitrunner.com
Fri Nov 16 21:46:09 PST 2007

H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 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?
> URK!
> 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.
It works with 3.53-pre5.

I cc debian-live also.




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