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

Bruce A. Mah bmah at freebsd.org
Thu Aug 19 08:10:06 PDT 2004

On Thu, 2004-08-19 at 07:57, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 04:25:03PM +0200, Andreas Kohn wrote:

> > 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?  ;)

You'd think so, ideally, but I've seen fairly smart people demonstrate
to the contrary, with rather spectacular, but undesired results.  One of
my cow-orkers turned a perfectly good multi-boot laptop into a
near-clone of our product this way.  :-p


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