How to pass console video mode via PXE?

Help with booting MiniMyth

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How to pass console video mode via PXE?

Post by cj8scrambler » Sun Nov 02, 2003 7:40 pm

I am trying to get the Linux Progress Patch working on my mini-myth system so that instead of seeing the kernel boot info, you see a pretty picture with a scrolling progress bar. I've got the kernel patched and compiled, but I can't figure out how to set the video mode. In lilo, it's done with a 'vga=0x301' directive, but I can't find any equivalent directive for the PXE default config file. Anyone have any ideas?

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Post by lmatter » Mon Nov 03, 2003 5:48 am

Hmm. Not sure about that. PXELinux is pretty much the same as SYSLinux when it comes to the config file. I found a thread talking about this, so I would start at ... 01831.html and click on next a few more times to get more of the story.

Good luck. I would like this too, but I won't get to it until I have a few other things done first.


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Post by Hairlocks » Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:50 pm

I have
append vga=791
as part of my gentoo remote install That I think worked, but I can't try it atm.

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