[syslinux] Boot prompt ignored

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Tue May 3 18:39:49 PDT 2016

I'd suggest fixing your mail.  ml.afb at mailbox.org still doesn't work.


On Sun, May 1, 2016 at 6:55 AM, Gene Cumm <gene.cumm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 1, 2016 at 5:58 AM, Alexander Freudenberg via Syslinux
> <syslinux at zytor.com> wrote:
>> Using a boot prompt without a menu makes Syslinux 6.03-6 booting the default
> The version appears to be a distribution-specific number.
>> label only, ignoring the label that was entered. Auto completion of the
> Using the official builds (documented at
> http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php/Download and available at
> https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux/ ) and my
> personal builds, I've never seen this.
>> defined labels works, though. Can anyone confirm this?
> Could you post your entire config?  If you have a short and simple
> config with ~2-3 LABELs that demonstrates your observations, that'd be
> excellent.
>> Further, removing the DEFAULT <label> definition makes Syslinux panic,
> Panic?  Do you really mean "refuse to boot anything"
>> ignoring any boot label or command entered. Instead, without a default, I'd
>> expect it to wait for user input, thus ignoring the TIMEOUT variable.
> Quite odd but makes me think it's a distribution-specific issue or
> consequence of your configuration that I've never seen.

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