On 21/03/2011 13:48, Michael Klapheke wrote:
Hi.  I know this subject has been addressed in other posts, but I cannot seem to get it to work.  I 
have inherited a FreeBSD server and I cannot get it to boot properly.  I read the articles on 
avoiding having to press the F1 key, and I tried to follow the suggestions (note, my disks are 
labeled "da0s1" etc.  instead of "ad0") as in the following:

boot0cfg -B -b /boot/boot0 /dev/da0

or even

fdisk -B -b /boot/boot0 /dev/da0

Neither of these prevents the user from having to press the F1 key.

It's not a configurable parameter of the boot loader, you need a different boot loader ("default").

However, why is that a problem? The user doesn't *have* to press the F1 key, he can just wait 5 seconds or so and the boot will proceed with the last boot choice.

I also read the tutorial on how FreeBSD boots, but I cannot find anything that 

T think the relevant lines from boot0cfg(8) are:

     To go back to non-interactive booting, use fdisk(8) to install the
     default MBR:

           fdisk -B ad0

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