Extending cdboot with options "Press any key to boot from CD" prompt

Ruslan Ermilov ru at freebsd.org
Thu Aug 19 07:58:01 PDT 2004

On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 04:25:03PM +0200, Andreas Kohn wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-08-19 at 16:08, Maxim Sobolev wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Please review/comment on attached patch, which extends cdboot with 
> > "Press any key to boot from CD" prompt inspired by Windows installation 
> > CDs. IMHO this feature is quite useful for installation CDs, and 
> > probably for other interactive one-shot CDs, to prevent machine from 
> > booting off CD again after work is complete. If there is no objections, 
> > I'd like to request repo copy from cdboot.s into cdboot.S and then 
> > commit this change. My plan is to keep this feature turned off by 
> > default, and provide make(1) knob to turn it one if necessary.
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 
> > -Maxim
> I like this idea very much.
> One small question: would it make sense to change the message to
> something which tells the user *what* will boot if he pressed a key?
Aren't you supposed to already know which CD you have inserted?  ;)

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD committer
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