* Vesa Jääskeläinen wrote, On 06/11/07 21:37:
Amin Azez wrote:
At the same time, can we consider supporting specification of
alternative short menu texts, suitable for display on 16 character LCD
I'll be doing some work on grub-legacy to support boot menu's on such
serial-port based displays as soon as I get a firmware update from one
I hope grub 2 can consider this early on.
It will be more modular than old grub legacy hacks. But I fear you need
to hack this yourself :). Basicly current idea is that you just
re-implement viewer/controller module for the menu.
But using both serial (text terminal) and graphical menu could be an
issue that could be solved... could be nice feature for servers as a
I will hack it support of the display myself, but I want the config
file to recognize that some displays are small and support provision of
an alternate small-title.
I want this to be a property of a menu entry, specifiable in the config
file, representable in the menu item structs, etc. That much is beyond
my scope as it affects grub2 as a whole.
Perhaps it would be simpler to just suggest something as simple as tab
character would delimit the short text from the full text, rather than
make the changes I suggested. It would be a hack and less intrusive,
but I would rather grub2 had the capability to deal with constrained