[syslinux] PXELINUX Lua bindings for DHCP in future release?

Schlomo Schapiro schlomo at schapiro.org
Thu Jan 5 04:23:00 PST 2012


for similar reasons we use a combination of pxelinux and iPXE (ipxe.org).
ipxe has no menu system, but allows one to write scripts with this kind of
information. Therefore human interaction PXE boots mostly go to pxelinux
and menu.c32 and fully automated boots go to ipxe scripts in some places.

Thats the nice part of open source - mix and match :-)

Thanks a lot for your post, so far I was not aware of the lua.c32 module at


On 4 January 2012 23:18, Craig Johnston <agspoon at gmail.com> wrote:

> I saw a post by Timm Gleason back in Oct. 2011 -
> http://www.syslinux.org/archives/2011-October/016928.html
> This would also be handy for something I'm doing, but my group is
> leery of "owning" syslinux in order to incorporate this patch.
> I did a quick test to my own build, and it seemed to work well.
> What would it take to get this incorporated into a future syslinux
> release?  Is there a description somewhere on how to prepare and
> submit patches?  I see on the Git repository that there are multiple
> development heads.  Is one more applicable to a new feature like this?
> If I can do something to help the process along, I'd be happy to.
> Craig
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