[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:
> 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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