[syslinux] menu.c32 dies without VGA until version 5

Matt Fleming matt at console-pimps.org
Thu Jul 4 05:06:56 PDT 2013

On Mon, 01 Jul, at 11:12:08AM, Ferenc Wagner wrote:
> Syslinux 5.xx and 6.xx does not exhibit this issue.  I understand that
> 4.xx is history now, but it's still widely used in distributions.  Is
> there an easy fix for this?  The core and ls.c32 seems to work well
> without VGA, but menu.c32 won't.  Adding CONSOLE 0 to the config works
> around the issue, but I hit this problem preparing a generic boot menu.
It's unlikely that this will get backported to 4.xx because of the major
rewrite that happened between 4.06 and 5.00.

Matt Fleming, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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