[K12OSN] OT: PXELINUX & vesamenu.c32

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 03:50:46 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Burroughs, Henry<HBurroughs at hhprep.org> wrote:
> I’ve been working on a fancy PXE boot menu using vesamenu.c32.  Things seem
> to be working except when you press ENTER on a menu entry, the vesamenu does
> not go away until some type of graphics refresh happens (aka X starting).
> This is fine except for my memtest86 image which is text only and then you
> can’t see it because vesamenu is still displaying in front (but not
> usable).  Basically, I can’t get vesamenu.c32 to unload graphically when you
> select an option to boot.

This is great Henry. I was hoping this feature could become a part of
K12Linux. It sounds like there needs to be a repaint or redraw of the
screen. Not sure how to do that though. I wonder how DRBL does it.
Might be worthwhile to have a look at their scripts.

> Henry Burroughs
> Hilton Head Preparatory School
> www.hhprep.org
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Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada

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