Issue with booting Alpine on Syslinux 5.02-pre3
I have an interesting problem when booting Alpine 2.6.4 with syslinux 5.02-pre3. When I boot the system, the “boot:” prompt is displayed and never boots. If I hit the enter key, the system will begin booting normally. Here is a copy of my syslinux.cfg:
serial 0 9600 timeout 20 prompt 1 default grsec label grsec kernel /boot/graces append initrd=/boot/grsec.gz alpine_dev=usbdisk:vfat modules=loop,squashfs,sd-mod,usb-storage console=tty1,38400 console=ttyS0,9600
If I remove the “prompt 1” line, the system doesn’t display the “boot:” prompt but the system boots with no issue. However, on other Alpine boxes (with different syslinux versions), I have the above configuration and the “boot:” prompt is displayed for 2 seconds and then the system boots normally. We have used this prompt feature in the past to assist with password recovery and we would like to have this feature available if possible.
Thanks for looking into this issue!!
(from redmine: issue id 2527, created on 2013-12-23, closed on 2015-12-09)
- duplicates #2748 (closed)
- Revision 67ca8d82 by Natanael Copa on 2013-12-30T11:13:29Z:
main/syslinux: upgrade to 5.10 fixes #2527 (cherry picked from commit fbdf208c06a960a3b768309c96d0d112ea41fda5)