[syslinux] Equivalent to GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep with vesamenu?

Gregory Bartholomew gregory.lee.bartholomew at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 18:21:56 PDT 2021

On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 8:05 PM nerdopolis via Syslinux <
syslinux at syslinux.org> wrote:

> ...
> I was wondering, with syslinux/isolinux is there a way I can do something
> similar to GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep where the framebuffer initialization
> is
> passed to be usable in the Linux kernel, where if vesamenu is being used,
> there
> is no need to pass a VGA option to the kernel?
> ...

According to https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/svga.txt, setting
"vga=0x0f04" on the kernel command line should work (maybe/probably in
conjunction with nomodeset). I haven't tried it.

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