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Bug#509662: graphical splash screen not iLO compatible

severity 509662 minor
tags 509662 wontfix

On Wednesday 24 December 2008, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> When the Debian installer is booted (either from CD or netboot), it
> displays a graphical splash screen (splash.rle)

Hmm. Are you only talking about the splash screen (Etch installer) or 
(also) about the graphical boot menu used introduced in the Lenny 

> When someone is accessing a server remotely using a HP iLO, they may
> not have the iLO licensed for graphical modes (extra license fees have
> to be paid to HP)
> Alternatively, someone may be using a serial port for remote access
> (e.g. through a Cisco 2511 with multiple async ports)

For both Etch and Lenny this issue is covered in the Installation Guide. 
See the notes in the following pages:
- http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/i386/ch05s01.html.en#boot-screen
- http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/i386/ch05s01.html.en#boot-screen

> Therefore, it would be desirable to have one of these options:
> - a non-graphical variation of the install CD

We already have a huge number of installation media and variants...

> - a pause before entering graphical mode, with the user having the
> chance to press a key choosing non-graphical install
> - no use of graphics until the user has explicitly agreed

AFAIK syslinux/isolinux does not offer those options.

I'm tagging this report wontfix as I don't really see any realistic way to 
do anything about it.


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