Subject: Re: 2nd stage boot menu (i386)
To: None <>
From: David Holland <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/14/2007 17:47:35
On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 10:42:19PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
 > > 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.

Eh, you're no fun. :-)

(Hardcoding vt100 is the only plausible option for a serial console -
with caution it can be arranged so it will still be comprehensible on
a terminal that doesn't understand vt100.)

   - David A. Holland /