Subject: Re: 2nd stage boot menu (i386)
To: Stephen Borrill <>
From: David Holland <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/14/2007 17:36:19
On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 08:41:10AM +0000, Stephen Borrill wrote:
 > Sorry, I wasn't clear enough. I wasn't proposing using curses, 
 > it's just that the menu code I have currently uses it. The code could be 
 > used with another method of positioning (and thus lose the reliance on 
 > curses entirely).

There's a BIOS function to move the visible cursor - no idea what it
is any more, but any sufficiently old DOS programming reference will
have it. (To issue text, you just scribble in the ISA video memory.)

   - David A. Holland /