[syslinux] Syslinux 5.11-pre7 not working

Ady ady-sf at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 4 20:17:09 PDT 2013

> > Q: How are you using a splash?  DISPLAY directive, vesamenu.c32 MENU BACKGROUND?
> > Ans: vesamenu.c32 MENU BACKGROUND?
> Not sure if there's any directives/command line parameters to force it
> to text mode first.
Depending on several additional conditions, the following might help 
either "skip" or exit the simple graphic menu for testing purposes:

1_ During the initial boot, press either:
1A_ Shift; or,
1B_ Alt; or,
1C_ Caps Lock on; or,
1D_ Scroll Lock on.

Alternatively, you could let the simple graphical boot menu initially 
appear, and then press ESC so to exit to the 'boot:' prompt.

2_ If the first step ends in the Syslinux 'boot:' prompt, type in 
menu.c32 and press Enter. The menu should be displayed in text mode.

Additional questions that might or might not be relevant:
_ What type of image are you using for the MENU BACKGROUND directive? 
Is it PNG, JPEG or LSS16 format?
_ Are you using "MENU CLEAR"?
_ Are there any SERIAL and/or CONSOLE and/or DISPLAY directives?
_ In your APPEND LINE, Are you using something like "quiet" and/or 


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