[syslinux] isolinux problem: recent kernel versions vs. old hardware

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Feb 13 11:56:23 PST 2008

William Thompson wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 10:48:28AM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> vesamenu is expected to fall back to text mode (but still display the 
>> text-mode menu) on systems which lack VESA 2.0 or an FPU - which pretty 
>> much means a 486SX or something from that era.
> FYI: I've noticed that vesamenu falls back to text mode on some more recent
> machines.
> Several Dell PCs (Off the top of my head, the dimension L series, ie L866r
> and optiplex gx50 IIRC) do not show the graphics.

Could you run "vesainfo.c32" on those machines and let me know what it 


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