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:
> 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.