Subject: Re: 2nd stage boot menu (i386)
To: David Holland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 11/14/2007 22:42:19
On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 05:36:19PM -0500, David Holland wrote:
> 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.)
Except that the boot program needs to run on a (real) serial console.
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org