Prompt displayed when not using gfxboot

Bug #499493 reported by Steve Magoun on 2009-12-22
This bug affects 4 people
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syslinux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: syslinux

I am using syslinux to create a LiveUSB stick. I want the system to boot directly to a boot menu created by vesamenu.c32, so I am using the following syslinux.cfg:

include menu.cfg
default vesamenu.c32
prompt 0
timeout 0

(menu.cfg contains boot menu items, no prompt/gfxboot/etc changes)

I found that despite the 'prompt 0', the system always displays a boot prompt. This is contrary to the syslinux documentation, which states that 'prompt 0' hides the boot prompt.

The changelog entry for 14-ubuntu_gfxboot_force_prompt.dpatch says:
" * 14-ubuntu_gfxboot_force_prompt.dpatch: Always prompt if a gfxboot menu is set up."

I rebuilt syslinux without that patch, and 'prompt 0' config option started working as I expected (no 'boot:' prompt). Seems like we're not properly detecting the presence of the gfxboot config option in the patch?

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
 libgcc1 1:4.3.3-5ubuntu4
 gcc-4.3-base 4.3.3-5ubuntu4
 findutils 4.4.0-2ubuntu4
 libc6 2.9-4ubuntu6.1
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: syslinux 2:3.63+dfsg-2ubuntu3
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: syslinux
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-17-generic x86_64

Manoj Iyer (manjo) wrote :

I have the same problem in Lucid Alpha 2. Is there a work around so that it does not stop at the boot: prompt?

Steve Magoun (smagoun) wrote :

Hi Manoj, I'm not aware of a workaround other than backing out 14-ubuntu_gfxboot_force_prompt.dpatch

Steve Magoun (smagoun) on 2010-04-07
Changed in syslinux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2010-05-25
tags: added: oem-services
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