[syslinux] Boot prompt ignored

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Sun May 8 07:00:55 PDT 2016

Finally working.  Could you review the below response to your initial email?

On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 9:39 PM, Gene Cumm <gene.cumm at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd suggest fixing your mail.  ml.afb at mailbox.org still doesn't work.
> --
> -Gene
> 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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