syslinux beep

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Dec 14 13:17:17 UTC 2018

Th question was about syslinux, not Grub.

Here is how it is done in Slint's installers when using syslinux:

The config file (whose name ends in .cfg) includes this line:
BEEP is an ASCII file, stored in the same directory, with just
two characters:
This is the "beep" sound.
When you boot you hear the beep. 

As an aside, if using Grub2, you'd uncomment this line in
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"
Just removing the leading #
Then run:
or grub-config -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
(this assumes that grub is already installed, else
you'd need to run grub-install after that).

Didier Spaier
Slint distribution

On 14/12/2018 13:41, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> edit /etc/grub.conf.  A commented line near the bottom of the file has
> TUNE on it all upper-case.  Uncomment that line then run follow
> instructions in top of the file to update grub configuration, then
> reboot.
> On Fri, 14 Dec 2018, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:01:55
>> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>> To: blinux-list at
>> Subject: syslinux beep
>> hello, i want make that syslinux bootloader give a beep sound when starting. i
>> know that debian dun that.
>> may someone describe to me how to doo that?
>> thanks in advance.
>> Alexandr
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