ERPXE has several settings you can customize:

Configuration files are located at /er/config:

  • erpxe.conf - global settings
  • boot.conf - splash settings

Boot options

Enable/Disable intro timer

ERPXE has an intro timer in order to allow local OS loading without disabling PXE boot in clients. Press any key to enter the menu, default timer is 10 seconds. Enable/Disable the intro timer via boot.conf:

Customizing boot text:

MENU AUTOBOOT Booting System in # seconds...

Customizing timeout:

TIMEOUT 200

Setup Hidden Boot

To boot from the hard drive and show the ERPXE menu only if you hold down Ctrl-Alt edit boot.conf and remove comment mark:

# MENU SHIFTKEY 1


Passwords

Setup Master Password

This password can be used to boot any menu entry, and is required for the [Tab] and [Esc] keys to work.(default password is: 12345)

MENU MASTER PASSWD 12345

can be either a cleartext password, a SHA-1 encrypted password (starting with $4$), or and MD5 encrypted password (starting with $1$).

Setup Password

You can set manually a password for a specific menu entry by adding after the LABEL statement, or a MENU BEGIN statement:

MENU PASSWD your_password

read more about passwords on syslinux wiki


Security options

Block exit to command line from menu

Ignore the Shift/Alt/Caps Lock/Scroll Lock escapes. Use this (together with PROMPT 0) to force the default boot selection:

NOESCAPE 1


Custom Theme

ERPXE theme is SYSLINUX based. GUI files are on: /er/menu/skin

Read more about GUI Theming