dteske at vicor.com
Mon Mar 28 05:22:27 UTC 2011
On Mar 27, 2011, at 9:53 PM, Super Bisquit wrote:
> And what if I need to boot into single user mode?
I'll forgive the top-post, and I'll even forgive that you missed the below "NOTE: The final release will have a single-user mode option."
Here it is with single-user mode option: twitpic.com/4e6gu1
> On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 12:48 AM, Devin Teske <dteske at vicor.com> wrote:
> Hi fellow hackers,
> I'm designing an open-sourced replacement boot-loader for FreeBSD. I feel that the existing options in the boot-loader menu today can be whittled down significantly with a stateful menu system rather than a single-action item menu system.
> In designing the new menu, I'd like to get your opinions. From old:
> FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE: twitpic.com/4e485w
> to new:
> Replacement Boot-Loader: twitpic.com/4e46ol
> NOTE: The final release will have a single-user mode option.
> The new menu allows for more flexibility as selecting options 2 ("Boot Verbose") or 3 ("ACPI Support") independently toggles the status, updates the menu item, and redisplays the menu -- ever-waiting until the user ultimately presses ENTER, "1", or escapes to the prompt and types "boot". Thus, one could potentially launch single-user mode with verbosity on and ACPI disabled (if one so desired).
> In addition, I really tried to capture the essence of the new logo (spent months off-and-on using different conversion programs with different inputs). In the end, I found text-image.com produced the best result. I used the official freebsd.org/logo.html Standard Logo (black and white), cropped (to 122x123) and converted to jpeg with white background. I used an "Image Width" of 45 in their "Convert into ASCII" program available here: text-image.com/convert/ascii.html
> I would be distributing this as an installable package (perhaps in the ports tree if it gains popularity).
> Devin Teske
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