[syslinux] extlinux graphical menu with function keys

Geert Stappers stappers at stappers.nl
Tue Sep 4 09:07:39 PDT 2007

Op 04-09-2007 om 12:04 schreef H. Peter Anvin:
> Bert Verhaeghe wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I have a question regarding the syslinux menu as used on the Ubuntu,
> > Sabayon, ... live CD's.
> > According to the syslinux documentation the function keys can be used
> > to display a help file, but in the menu of these live distros the
> > function keys are used to pick the resolution, language and keyboard.
> They use a nonstandard patch to syslinux which I consider unsupportable 
> due to just plain awful code.

Which means that "original" syslinux does have function keys
that can be used to display a help file.

> > I would like to bind a submenu to these function keys. Is this
> > possible and how can this be accomplished?
> > Or if anybody knows a place where this topic is documented, please let
> > me know.

My advice is to check if the wanted functionallity is in original syslinux.

Geert Stappers

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