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
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
fdisk -B ad0
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