[syslinux] Automatic boot menu?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Aug 28 11:48:27 PDT 2013

On 08/22/2013 10:20 AM, Ferenc Wagner wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?

No, there isn't any reason for that.  It's just a matter of noone having
done it yet.

It would be a very good thing to get this done.


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