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

Ferenc Wagner wferi at niif.hu
Thu Jul 4 05:34:24 PDT 2013

Matt Fleming <matt at console-pimps.org> writes:

> 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.

Certainly, I didn't mean a backport, I'm just hoping for an easy fix for
4.xx.  After all, the core does not care, only menu.c32.  But if no, I
can live with that.

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