Bug#505750: d-i: Add help text.
Frans Pop wrote:
> On Monday 17 November 2008, Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
>> The attached patch enables syslinux "help text" menu features to
>> display the following help text when the "help" menu entry is selected:
>> "Display help screens; type 'menu' at boot prompt to return to this
>> This patch also fix another bug (previously, if someone pressed [tab]
>> then edit a command line longer than one line, then the prompt was
> Tested and looks great. I've committed it in my local git-svn repo
> together with my own patch.
> One error in the patch: the "back" option in the advanced menu does not
> need the "help" help text...
Finishing and submitting a patch late in the evening (and in a rush)
isn't a good idea ;)
> I've made a few very minor other changes, but nothing that really changes
> the patch.
> If others want to give it a try:
> The color Franklin has chosen for the help text is yellow. Personally I'm
> fine with that.
It is not something that i have carefully chosen... So any suggestion is welcome.
> Strangely enough VirtualBox now suddenly no longer tries to boot the amd64
> image (as I mentioned in #505243), but correctly selects i386 when I hit
> enter from the help screen boot prompt. This may be related to the fact
> that I now run 2.6.28-rc5 on the host system instead of 18.104.22.168.
Only ifcpu64.c32 is buggy under Vitualbox: default64 is known to work.
(on the other hand, default64 works, until one loads "vesamenu.c32")