cvs commit: src/sys/boot/i386/loader Makefile loader.rc

Bjoern A. Zeeb bzeeb-lists at
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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