[syslinux] remember chosen label and re-use for next boot

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Feb 12 07:20:57 PST 2009

Olaf Westrik wrote:
> I have just converted from grub (legacy) and am now using extlinux, 
> which makes me a very happy camper by the way :-)
> There is one thing I am missing though, grub has the possibility to 
> remember the chosen label and re-use that as default for the next boot.
> Is there something I missed in the documentation (would not be the first 
> time ;-)) or is such a feature intentionally left out?
> I can probably work around this by tweaking my extlinux.conf in an init 
> script and move "MENU default" to another label, but I am curious if 
> there is another easier and more standard approach.

It's not intentionally left out, but it's not implemented either.
You're actually the first one to have asked!

It would be quite easy to implement using the ADV feature to remember
the previously selected menu option.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.

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