[syslinux] Automatic boot menu?

Ferenc Wagner wferi at niif.hu
Thu Aug 22 10:20:59 PDT 2013


Now that Syslinux has ls.c32 and lua.c32, it should be possible to build
a customizable boot menu in the bootloader itself, instead of generating
it beforehand by hooking into the kernel installation/removal process.
Sure that would not work over TFTP (no ls), but the already mentioned
20th century way would not either.  Sadly, directory handling is not
implemented in the embedded Lua interpreter, or at least I failed to
find it.  Is there perhaps some deep reason for this?  Or is this idea
useless anyway?

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