Configuration

General

delay=seconds
Set the time before booting the first image to <seconds> seconds.

autoboot=no | pressed | not_pressed
default=no. This option can be used to tell chos when to load the first image at the bootup without even displaying the menu and stuff at all.

Setting this option to pressed will automagically boot the first image when any of the modifier keys (shift,ctrl,alt) is held down.

Setting it to not_pressed (not pressed is ok too) will automatically make chos load the first image, unless you hold down one of the modifier keys ( la LILO), in which case it will display the menu.

install=device
Install boot sector on device <device>. Required!.

emergency=file
Ask chos to use <name> as "emergency" bootsector. "Emergency" bootsector is a bootsector that will be tried to load if chos, for any reason, couldn't load it's second stage loader or mapfile.

password=passwd
Set password for all images to <passwd>. If a password is set, it will always be asked for unless otherwise told in image configuration. If you use this feature, remember to remove world read permissions (chmod 600) from chos mapfile and configuration file (You don't want others to be able to find out the password just by looking at either of the files...)

default=number
Set default image (i.e. one that is initially selected) number.

mapdrive=bios_number, device
Maps device <device> to bios drive number <bios_number> Use with drives bios doesn't know about (e.g. 'mapdrive=0x90,/dev/sda' would tell chos to assign bios device number 0x90 to /dev/sda*).

Look

banner=banner
This is what Choose-OS shows on top of the menu.
The default is "Choose-OS v0.8 BootUp Menu.". I'm sure you wanna change it to a more interesting one, such as "Whatcha wanna play today with ?",

infoline=on | off
Do you want to see copyright and keyhelp on the bottom of the screen. If not, set this to off. Else set the this to on (default).

color=color
Set default color used.

selection=color
Set selection color. Can only be one of the eight first colors.

background=type,file
Use <file> as background image. <type> is either dump in case of binary file, ascii in case of plain (latin1) text file and cp437 in case of codepage437 text file.

menupos=column,row
Set menu position. (0,0) is the topleft corner of the screen.

timerpos=column,row
Set timer position. (0,0) is the topleft corner of the screen.

Files

THESE ARE OVERRIDDEN BY ONES GIVEN ON THE COMMANDLINE, IF ANY ARE...

bindir=directory
Search for loader and stuff in <directory>.

bgfile=file
Save generated background in <file>.

mapfile=file
Use <file> as mapfile.

Images

Images are configured in the following manner: Where: