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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
>> menu"
>> This patch also fix another bug (previously, if someone pressed [tab]
>> then edit a command line longer than one line, then the prompt was
>> weird)
> 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:
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/fjp/debian-50-amd64-i386-BC-1.iso
> 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

Only ifcpu64.c32 is buggy under Vitualbox: default64 is known to work.

(on the other hand, default64 works, until one loads "vesamenu.c32")


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