[syslinux] Customized theme for Syslinux.cfg

Donald, Nicholas Nicholas.Donald at bhemail.com
Tue Oct 20 18:28:43 PDT 2020

>Several points (please read the whole email before doing anything else):


>1_ It is not clear whether you still need/want to "avoid displaying" the menu border (i.e. make it transparent). You mentioned that you >eventually managed to do so, but then you also ask (again) about vesamenu.c regarding the menu border. Or, perhaps... Do you >actually, really, want to "delete" the menu border (i.e. the menu border would _really_ be "zero pixels")? If that's the case, that's not >available as a >directive in syslinux.cfg, so you would need to hack the source code (and most probably you would be on your own at >that).


>2_ Regarding the color of the boot command (starting from the boot menu), the same link you posted also mentions other elements, >such as "menu color cmdmark"

>and "menu color cmdline".


>3_ Unless you specifically want to use a Syslinux variant (e.g. ISOLINUX), I would suggest not investing "too much" time on configuring it. >In the near future, most Linux distributions won't be using it.


>4_ If you still want to invest time on it, please carefully read the available documents, as most common answers are already there (e.g. >"menu color cmdline").


>5_ Please, avoid posting the same emails twice (relevant for any participant).


>6_ When replying, please use the Syslinux Mailing List public email address, unless there is a specific reason not to do so (relevant for >any participant).


>7_ Please avoid top-posting; it is confusing, and annoying (relevant for any participant).

Greetings Ady,

My apologies, I am new to the syslinux forum! How did you get the arrows next to my message, did you add them manually?

1_ Last message I was confirming the code to delete the border in syslinux.cfg worked, and I was looking for the code to change the tab dependent screen text color.

2_ I followed your instructions for code to change the tab dependent screen text color.

     I got it working with;  MENU COLOR CMDLINE 37;40      #FF000000 #00000000 NONE  , this was what I needed, thanks!

3_ I needed code for usb boot (syslinux.cfg)

4_ which set of documents are you referring to, are you referring to only the syslinux wiki: https://wiki.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php?title=Menu#MENU_COLOR  ?

5_ I wanted to correct myself in the first email and I tried change up the way that I asked my question to make myself clearer.

6_ What is the Syslinux Mailing List public email address? I normally use:  syslinux at syslinux.org<mailto:syslinux at syslinux.org> , is that correct?

7_ How do I avoid top-posting, I normally just reply to the last message?

Best Regards,

Nicholas Donald

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