[Soekris] [Fwd: Re: [syslinux] NOCONSOLE feature request not obsoleted by BIOS upgrade]

Jim Cromie jcromie at divsol.com
Wed Jan 5 03:14:27 UTC 2005

Soekris-Linux users,

hpa has released syslinux-3.02-pre3, with a CONSOLE 0 option, which
should quiet the escape-sequence stuff going to serial port.

My box is at soekris atm for repair of power supply,
so can somebody else give it a try ?

Title:          syslinux
Version:        3.00
Entered-date:   2004-12-30

Description:    SYSLINUX is a collection of boot loaders for the Linux
                operating system which operates off Linux ext2/3
                filesystems, MS-DOS FAT filesystems, network servers
                using PXE firmware, or from CD-ROMs.  The FAT
                filesystem version can be installed from DOS, NT, or

                It includes a sophisticated API for add-on "COM32"
                modules, including a significant subset of the
                standard C library.

                It also includes MEMDISK, a tool to boot legacy
                operating systems from nontraditional media like PXE
                or CD-ROM.

Keywords:       syslinux pxelinux isolinux extlinux msdos boot loader
                floppy install network ext2 ext3 pxe iso9660 cdfs
                memdisk com32
Author:         hpa at zytor.com (H. Peter Anvin)
Maintained-by:  hpa at zytor.com (H. Peter Anvin)
Primary-site:   ftp.kernel.org /pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux
                609156 syslinux-3.00.tar.gz
                814465 syslinux-3.00.zip
Alternate-site: ibiblio.org /pub/Linux/system/boot/loaders
Platforms:      DOS or Linux to install.  Linux, perl and nasm 0.98.38 or
                later required to build from source.
Copying-policy: GPL

Jim Cromie wrote:

> Jordan anwered:
> I've upgraded mine to 1.26. The pxelinux stuff does look "better" (you 
> can read some stuff) but it is still unusable.
> NOCONSOLE would be awesome.  I currently use a version of pxelinux.0 
> that Dave Johnson posted a URL to.  It does not output to the console, 
> only serial.

OK, it's in 3.02-pre3, which I just released (although I made it 
affirmative and called it CONSOLE), completely untested, of course. 
Since you requested it, you get to do that part ;)
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