Self-starting Persistent ??

Self-starting Persistent ??

Postby Atip » 22. Oct 2017, 02:20

I have placed the persistent option on top as the first boot option
in order to avoid the mistake of pressing Enter to boot non-persistent
and then having to reboot to get into persistent.

How can I make now persistent to self-start without me pressing Enter?

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menu_en.cfg

DEFAULT vesamenu.c32
F2 relinfo.msg
MENU BACKGROUND salix.png
PROMPT 0
TIMEOUT 300
MENU color border   30;44      #00000000 #00000000 none
MENU TIMEOUTROW 24
MENU TABMSGROW 2
MENU CMDLINEROW 26
MENU TABMSG Press [Tab] to edit bootparameters, <F2> for info

LABEL -
   MENU LABEL
   MENU DISABLE

label salix + persistent
MENU LABEL ^Salix Live [persistent]
MENU DEAULT
kernel /boot/vmlinuz
append initrd=/boot/initrd.gz max_loop=255 vga=791 locale=en_US.utf8 keymap=us useswap=yes copy2ram=no tz=Asia/Manila hwc=localtime runlevel=4 changes=persistent

label salix
MENU LABEL ^Salix Live
# MENU DEFAULT
kernel /boot/vmlinuz
append initrd=/boot/initrd.gz max_loop=255 vga=791 locale=en_US.utf8 keymap=us useswap=yes copy2ram=no tz=Asia/Manila hwc=localtime runlevel=4

....snip....
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Re: Self-starting Persistent ??

Postby elcore » 22. Oct 2017, 06:29

Try this:

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PROMPT 0
TIMEOUT 1
ONTIMEOUT salix

LABEL salix
KERNEL /boot/vmlinuz
APPEND initrd=/boot/initrd.gz max_loop=255 vga=791 locale=en_US.utf8 keymap=us useswap=yes copy2ram=no tz=Asia/Manila hwc=localtime runlevel=4 changes=persistent
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Re: Self-starting Persistent ??

Postby Atip » 23. Oct 2017, 03:13

Thanks!

Does not work. :(
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Re: Self-starting Persistent ??

Postby djemos » 23. Oct 2017, 05:47

Edit mainmenu.cfg and change TIMEOUT 300 to TIMEOUT 1
Edit menu_en.cfg and change TIMEOUT 300 to TIMEOUT 1
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Re: Self-starting Persistent ??

Postby elcore » 24. Oct 2017, 06:08

Works fine here, (USB syslinux on FAT, BIOS, MBR)
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Re: Self-starting Persistent ??

Postby Atip » 24. Oct 2017, 08:04

djemos wrote:Edit mainmenu.cfg and change TIMEOUT 300 to TIMEOUT 1
Edit menu_en.cfg and change TIMEOUT 300 to TIMEOUT 1

Thanks!
Yes, now it goes straight to salix + persistent, however, there it sits and will
not start to boot w/o me pressing Enter. That is what I like it to do self-start booting.
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Re: Self-starting Persistent ??

Postby djemos » 24. Oct 2017, 11:18

Default menu is menu_en.cfg. Did you edit menu_en.cfg also to change to TIMEOUT 1 ? Did you change anything else ? Or edit a different menu ? If you look at mainmenu.cfg there is LABEL othermenu3 where there is the line MENU DEFAULT.
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MENU LABEL ^English (US)
   MENU DEFAULT
   KERNEL vesamenu.c32
   APPEND /boot/menus/menu_en.cfg


It has to go straight to boot into persistent. No need to type enter at all. I have tested before write the message.
So just edit all menus and change TIMEOUT 300 to TIMEOUT 1
You change something and boot a different menu.
Also if you have create an encrypted peristent file then you have to type the code and press enter. If so just create an unecrypted persistent file.
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Re: Self-starting Persistent ??

Postby Atip » 29. Oct 2017, 02:32

Can't make it work.
It's OK, not so urgent anymore since my PC decided to detect my HDs again.
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