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Re: syslinux vesamenu

On Monday 14 April 2008, Joey Hess wrote:
> Last month syslinux got submenu support for vesamenu, so its now doable..
> Here's an example image with menu items for text and gtk:
> http://kitenet.net/~joey/tmp/mini.iso

That looks a _lot_ more usable.

I think I'd still prefer:
Install (graphical)

Rescue mode
Rescue mode (graphical)

I guess that I don't have any hard objections anymore. The fact that it's 
pretty easy to add boot parameters is quite important.

I agree that this should be implemented soon if we want this to be included 
in Beta1. Especially as it means we'll need some updates in the 
installation guide before we string freeze that.

IMO the syslinux help screens will need some updates as well.

> Here's an example image with the full set of possible options:
> http://kitenet.net/~joey/tmp/minifakemulti.iso

In this one the Advanced menu is still a bit much. Maybe split that 
into "Advanced menu" and "64-bit advanced menu"?

> > It would also be nice to have a function key that returns the user to
> > the vesa menu (if possible).
> The best thing I've been able to come up with is ctrl-alt-del to get
> back to the menu.

Well, at least you can get back to the menu from editing a command line 
(after tab) by pressing escape.

> You can define a boot target that restarts the vesa menu, but I ran into
> some bugs when doing it, and requring people type "menu" to get back to
> the menu is not very intuitive.

Agreed it should be possible to define a function key for it. Would be good 
IMO to discuss this with upstream.


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