More PXE Magic
Finally, open up /var/lib/tftpboot/boot-screens/menu.cfg in your favorite text editor. This file contains the bulk of the configuration that has to do with the PXE menu system, and the file should look something like this:
menu hshift 13 menu width 49 menu margin 8 menu title Installer boot menu^G include boot-screens/stdmenu.cfg include boot-screens/txt.cfg include boot-screens/gtk.cfg menu begin advanced menu title Advanced options include boot-screens/stdmenu.cfg label mainmenu menu label ^Back.. menu exit include boot-screens/adtxt.cfg include boot-screens/adgtk.cfg menu end label help menu label ^Help text help Display help screens; type 'menu' at boot prompt to ↪return to this menu endtext config boot-screens/prompt.cfg
What you want to do is replace the
boot-screens/txt.cfg line with
a submenu that points to the new precise-i386.cfg file you created. I
used the existing advanced submenu as an example to start from. The
resulting file should look like this:
menu hshift 13 menu width 49 menu margin 8 menu title Installer boot menu^G include boot-screens/stdmenu.cfg menu begin precise-i386 menu title Precise 12.04 i386 include boot-screens/stdmenu.cfg label mainmenu menu label ^Back.. menu exit include boot-screens/precise-i386.cfg menu end include boot-screens/gtk.cfg menu begin advanced menu title Advanced options include boot-screens/stdmenu.cfg label mainmenu menu label ^Back.. menu exit include boot-screens/adtxt.cfg include boot-screens/adgtk.cfg menu end label help menu label ^Help text help Display help screens; type 'menu' at boot prompt to ↪return to this menu endtext config boot-screens/prompt.cfg
When you PXE boot now, you should see a menu option labeled Precise 12.04 i386, as shown in Figure 2. When you select that option and press Enter, you then can access the standard install options like before.
Figure 2. Precise in a Submenu
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