[syslinux] switch config file name in LILO-style "boot:"

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sat Jan 24 13:00:15 PST 2009

Sean Lv wrote:
> Here, I answer my own question. 
> In LILO-style boot stage, it can use menu.c32 or vesamenu.c32 appending the
> config file. For example,
> /module/menu.c32 /pxelinux.cfg/debug
> /module/vesamenu.c32 /pxelinux.cfg/debug
> But I believe it is NOT same as normal pxelinux boot process(no shift key
> holding during boot). Because the normal process does not rely on either
> menu.c32 or vesamenu.c32. 
> Any document describe this? 

Not really, but the menu system definitely should work.

There isn't, right now, a way to load another configuration file without
a helper .c32 file.  Writing one that just loads a config file would be
very easy, I just haven't had time to do so.


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

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