cvs commit: src/sys/boot/i386/loader Makefile loader.rc
Bjoern A. Zeeb
bzeeb-lists at lists.zabbadoz.net
Mon Nov 29 04:05:28 PST 2004
On Mon, 29 Nov 2004, Robert Watson wrote:
> I thought that most of the objections I heard were to the Beastie, not the
> menu, but perhaps I misunderstood... The only technical objection I've
> had to the menu is that the clear screen it issues before rendering causes
> some terminal emulators to loose some scroll back, suggesting we might
> want to generate a CR, 25 LF's, then pick up with the menu to push the
> console contents present previously outside the area cleared. I've seen
also lots of ^H are quite annoying in serial console logs.
> FWIW, I think the menu is a very good idea, as it provides users wth an
> easy option to disable ACPI and try variations on hardware probing on
> i386, which sadly, is highly necessary. Especially with the 2-4 year old
what about changing the interactive menu to a simple print-out banner
with some good advises for the most common options/settings needed:
how to disable ACPI or set bootverbose in loader.
I always liked the hints given in motd; so why not have some
static texts ?
Bjoern A. Zeeb bzeeb at Zabbadoz dot NeT
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